In a recent USA Today opinion piece entitled “Trump’s Coronavirus Order Scapegoats Immigrants and Doesn’t Make Us Safer,” the authors decry the President’s order as nativist political theater rather than a good faith measure to reduce contagion. As south-to-north migrants disproportionately work in the industries that feed the country, this panel considers how the pandemic has engendered new conversations about “essential” workers and rights violations. More broadly, panelists will consider how scholars, activists and artists employ or challenge human rights frameworks in countering cultures of empire, authoritarianism and neoliberal structures of oppression in the advancement of democracy and social justice.
Presenters for Dialogue Three
Víctor M. Espinosa (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Ohio State-Newark)
Paloma Martinez-Cruz (Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Ohio State)
Cristian Pineda (Multidisciplinary Visual Artist, Mérida, Yucatán)
Inés Valdez (Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Ohio State)
- Guisela Latorre (Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Ohio State)
This event is a part of the Society of Fellows Cross-Disciplinary Digital Dialogues series, hosted by the Global Arts and Humanities. To learn more about the events, please visit go.osu.edu/gahdt-cddd.