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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wed, May 6, 2020

CHI Salon: “Inequality as Comorbidity: How Can American Studies Scholarship Help Us to Better Understand the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic?”

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Kiara Vigil is an assistant professor of American studies and the author of Indigenous Intellectuals: Sovereignty, Citizenship, and the American Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2015). (Moderator)

Jallicia Jolly is a predoctoral fellow in American studies and black studies at Amherst College. (Panelist)

Lloyd Barba is an assistant professor in the Department of Religion. (Panelist)

Lili Kim is a CHI Fellow and visiting faculty in the history department. (Panelist)

Sony Coráñez Bolton is an assistant professor in the Spanish department and Latinx and Latin American studies. (Panelist)

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Virtual Pop-Up Series: Career Q+A with the Class of 2008--Virginia Lora, Independent Radio & Podcast Producer

We know it’s a difficult time to be a student—the pandemic is disrupting all aspects of life, and the challenging economy is impacting job and internship experiences. We thought 2008 grads who graduated from Amherst during the Great Recession could relate. In this pop-up series your questions will take center stage.

Join us as we:
--learn about the challenges 2008 grads faced in early career experiences --explore how they’re navigating work during the pandemic
--and get industry-specific considerations for what’s ahead

Our next 2008 alum guest is Virginia Lora, a bilingual independent radio and podcast producer. She recently completed a reporting fellowship with NPR’s Latino USA and is currently an associate producer for Feeling My Flo, a reported podcast for tweens about all things menstruation. Check out her LinkedIn profile or some of her stories , and then let us know if you have questions you'd like to ask her during the talk! You can submit your questions for Virginia here: //forms.gle/ZryZc6xMR6ng7TYG7

Ongoing Events

Aerial view of Johnson Chapel and the surrounding Amherst College campus

Poetry in the Pandemic

In the time of uncertainty and anxiety, poetry brings us hope, inspiration and reflection. Have you been reading or writing poems in the pandemic? Do you want to share the lines you've read or written with the Amherst community? Please fill out the form: //forms.gle/AqT9ofE76gL9edCp6 or email your response to Haoran Tong '23 at htong23@amherst.edu.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents of Amherst College to participate! Help us lead a poetic life to overcome the difficult circumstances. We plan to compile all submissions into an anthology titled "Amherst Poetry in the Pandemic."