This graduate workshop will explore the ways COVID-19 has fueled anti-Asian sentiment and reignited fears of disease-carrying foreigners. Drawing on her research on Asian racialization and settler colonial capitalism, Iyko Day will review the historical depictions of Asians as untrustworthy, sneaky and diseased, which are linked to longstanding associations of Asians with a destructive economism. Like the virus, the insidious character of this racialized economism turns on its invisibility and abstract character.
- Workshop leader: Iyko Day (Associate Professor, Department of English and Critical Social Thought—Mount Holyoke College)
- Moderator: Jian Chen (Associate professor, Departments of English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies)
This event is a part of the Society of Fellows Graduate Workshop series, hosted by the Global Arts and Humanities. To learn more about the event, please visit go.osu.edu/sof-workshops.