Tag Archives: COVID-19

On Freedom

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Laura Madokoro I started writing this piece yesterday evening in my home in Ottawa, on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin Nation. It was not a typical Sunday evening by any stretch of the imagination. Since last Friday we have been surrounded by the sounds of trucks and have seen large numbers of protesters showing their support for the… Read more »

Postscript: Cuts from “Pandemic Methodologies”

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By Erin Gallagher-Cohoon PMTC Co-Organizer’s note: Unlike me, Erin has not yet had the opportunity to publish the initial piece of writing that inspired and was inspired by the Pandemic Methodologies Twitter Conference. We felt that this series was the right place to begin that process and ensure that her thoughts, writing, and emotions had a place. The unconventional, beautiful… Read more »

Socially Distant: Writing History in “Unprecedented Times”

This is the sixth post in the Pandemic Methodologies series. See the introductory post for more information. By Johanna Lewis and Daniel Murchison  Introductions We are part of academia’s COVID generation – ours is a cohort of scholars whose graduate studies coincided with the global pandemic. COVID has produced many challenges, at micro and macro levels, and textured how we practice… Read more »

Pros, Cons, and Confusion: Return to Campus

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This is the fifth post in the Pandemic Methodologies series. See the introductory post for more information. By Victoria Seta Cosby Being back on campus is like being in an alternate universe where everything is the same and yet somehow different. Everything feels familiar while also being simultaneously much more sinister and dangerous. Teaching on campus has always carried some pressures, but… Read more »

Reflections on Disability and (Dis)Rupture in Pandemic Learning

This is the second post in the Pandemic Methodologies series. See the introductory post for more information. By Hannah S. Facknitz and Danielle E. Lorenz In June, as part of the Pandemic Methodologies Twitter Conference, we wrote about our precarity as disabled graduate students (especially as educators) in Canada during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We wanted to talk about how the… Read more »

After the Conference: The Pandemic Labour of Graduate Student and Early Career Scholars

by Erin Gallagher-Cohoon and Letitia Johnson  In April 2021, Erin started to write a piece she would later call “Pandemic Methodologies.” Without much of a plan, she only knew that she wanted to figure out how to verbalize what it felt like to be doing historical research during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was deeply personal, born out of little and… Read more »

Postscript: (In)Security in the Time of COVID-19

This post by Emily Gilbert concludes the “(In)Security in the Time of COVID-19” series. Read the rest of the series here. By now, it should be widely recognized that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been highly uneven. The elderly are particularly vulnerable, and especially those in long-term care. But there are other fault lines: racialized and low-income communities… Read more »

Unions, Care Home Cartels and the Covid-19 Pandemic in Ontario

This post by Justin Panos is part of the “(In)Security in the Time of COVID-19” series. Read the rest of the series here. From their office on Bay Street, the 2021 LTC Commission has released the latest report that condemns corporate nursing home operations and elected officials for their inaction and lack of leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. At its… Read more »

Insecurity via Exclusion: Migrant Farm Workers in the Age of COVID-19

This post by Edward Dunsworth is part of the “(In)Security in the Time of COVID-19” series. Read the rest of the series here. The text is based on a talk given at Carleton University as part of the Shannon Lecture series, in September 2020. A video of that talk can be found here. Like so many marginalized people the world… Read more »

COVID-19 and Warehouse Work: The Making of a Health Crisis in Peel Region

Catherine Carstairs and Ravnit Dhinsa During COVID-19, thanks to e-commerce and video chats, it was possible for many workers to pick up their laptops and set up their office on the kitchen table. This could be stressful, especially for parents who had children at home, but at least these workers were safe from exposure to COVID-19. The essential workers powering… Read more »