The pandemic has amplified existing global inequities. Grassroots protests have sprung up transnationally to challenge inequities and oppressive state regimes suppression of dissent and weaponization of pandemic control policies to persecute protesters. This graduate workshop introduces the rhetorical framework of "deliberative empathy," and invites participants to examine the pandemic and the coinciding wave of global uprising as a coalitional moment. We will explore how we can mobilize transnational rhetoric to foster grassroots solidarity across nation-states.
- Workshop leader: Shui-yin Sharon Yam (Associate Professor, Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies—University of Kentucky)
Moderator: Wendy S. Hesford (Professor, Department of English—Ohio State, and faculty director of the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme—Ohio State)
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.