2020 African Studies Association

ASA 2020 is well underway! Check out our panel titled “COVID-19, Trauma, and the State” which will be a live panel on Saturday, 21 November at 6pm ET. I’ll be presenting on our analyses examining the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Soweto, South Africa. The paper is published here. I’ll be presenting alongside old and new colleagues. Here’s our panel:

Authors:
Experiences of COVID-19 Lockdowns among Apartheid Survivors: A Case From South Africa
Amber R Reed, Southern Oregon University

Evaluating the Mental Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Urban South Africa: Perceived Risk of COVID-19 Infection and Childhood Trauma Predict Adult Depressive Symptoms
Andrew Wooyoung Kim, Northwestern University, Co-Author(s): Tawanda Nyengerai, University of the Witswatersrand, Emily Mendenhall, Georgetown University

Closing the Gate: Death, Dignity and Distress in Rural South Africa in the time of Covid 19
Leslie Bank, Human Sciences Research Council, Co-Author(s): Nelly Vuyokazi Sharpley, Walter Sisulu University

Policing the Virus: Borders, Prisons, and Racialized Containment in Morocco and the United States
Leslie Gross-Wyrtzen, Yale University

Discussant:
Amber R Reed, Southern Oregon University

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