An Online Discussion with Marcelo Suárez-Orozco: Immigration’s “Malaise” in the Age of COVID-19

Apr 21, 2020 |
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Academy members joined Marcelo Suárez-Orozco and David Oxtoby in a virtual conversation on how currents of nativism and xenophobia are historically weaponized against immigrants in frightful times, building on Suárez-Orozco’s recent piece in the Los Angeles Review of Books.The discussion considered the recurring metaphor of contamination and pollution as a normative response to immigrants and reflected on the moral and institutional obligation to find oneself “in another” during this COVID-19 crisis.