Working Apart, Making History Together

Just like our colleagues from across the globe, the Emory History Department has faced unprecedented challenges in the age of COVID-19. Though working apart for much of this year, our faculty, students, and staff have shown remarkable adaptability and spirit. They have continued to produce and share innovative, publicly-engaged histories in virtual classrooms and beyond, all the while supporting each other in extraordinary times. As we near the end of the fall 2020 term, we invite you to take a look back at a few stories of resilience relating directly to COVID-19:

Price Discusses Covid Vaccine’s Implications for Children and K-12 Education

Dr. Polly J. Price, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Professor of Global Health, and associated faculty in the History Department, was recently quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article “As COVID vaccines roll out, where do kids fit in?” The piece discusses the implications of the coronavirus vaccine for children and adolescents, including the prospect of requiring […]

Lesser Research Collective Publishes Article in ‘Health Education & Behavior’

Dr. Jeffrey Lesser, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor and Director of the Halle Institute for Global Learning, has published an article in the journal Health Education & Behavior with other members of the Lesser Research Collective, including Emory’s Emily S. Pingel, MPH (Sociology) and Alexandra Llovet. Read the abstract below along with the full article: “Committing […]

Price Quoted in ‘The Atlantic’ Article on Quarantine Practices and Pressures

Dr. Polly J. Price, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Professor of Global Health, and Associated Faculty in the History Department, was recently quoted in an article in The Atlantic titled “The Real Reason Americans Aren’t Quarantining.” The piece examines how many residents of the U.S. are not able to quarantine in the midst of COVID-19 […]

Junior History Major Annie Li Selected as a 2020-2021 Imagining America Joy of Giving Something Fellow

Junior history and sociology double major Annie Li is among eight undergraduates nationwide selected as a 2020-2021 Imagining America Joy of Giving Something Fellow. The fellowship, which includes a tuition scholarship, mentorship and financial support for a community arts project, recognizes Li’s work on Emory’s “Stories from the Pandemic” project. For her community arts project, […]

Polly J. Price Comments on CT Governor’s COVID-19 Mask Order Mandating Fines

Dr. Polly J. Price, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Professor of Global Health, and Associated Faculty in the History Department, was recently quoted in the NBC News article, “Connecticut puts some teeth in mask mandate, will start issuing $100 fines.” The article discusses an executive order by the Connecticut governor to fine residents who aren’t […]

Miller and Payne Featured in Article on Innovative Approaches to Remote Instruction

The Emory News Center recently featured two History Department faculty members in an article on how instructors across campus have adapted in-person classes to virtual environments owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Titled “Professors become students to prepare dynamic remote instruction,” the article features Dr. Judith A. Miller and Dr. Matthew J. Payne. Read about their […]

Anderson Pens Op-Ed for ‘The Boston Globe’

Dr. Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies and Associated Faculty in the History Department, recently published an opinion piece in The Boston Globe. Titled “The Supreme Court’s starring role in democracy’s demise,” the article critiques the Supreme Court’s lack of action to protect Black Americans’ voting rights in the midst of increasing […]

Price to Serve on Public Health Emergency Committee

Dr. Polly J. Price, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Professor of Global Health, and Associated Faculty in the History Department, was recently chosen to serve on the Study Committee on Public Health Emergency Authorities of the Uniform Law Commission. The Uniform Law Commission describes the scope of the committee’s work as studying “the need […]

Klibanoff’s ‘Buried Truths’ Podcasts Remembers Civil Rights ‘Cold Case’ Widow

A special episode of the podcast hosted by Dr. Hank Klibanoff, a veteran journalist and historian in Emory’s Creative Writing Program, was recently featured by the Emory News Center. Titled Buried Truths, Klibanoff’s award-winning podcast mirrors his undergraduate initiative, the Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project, in seeking to explain how racially-motivated killings went unpunished in […]

Lesser Interviewed on Mecila Center Podcast

Jeffrey Lesser, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of History and Director of the Halle Institute for Global Research, was recently interviewed on an episode of the podcast for the Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America. Lesser, whose current research centers on the history of […]

Lipstadt Quoted in ‘Media Line’ Article “Vaccinating Against the Virus of Anti-Semitism”

Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies and Associated Faculty in the History Department, was quoted in a recent The Media Line article about the growth of anti-semitism. The article examines how the growth of anti-semitism intersects with the COVID-19 pandemic. Read an excerpt that quotes Lipstadt below, along with the […]

Price Quoted in AJC Article on Kemp’s Anti-Mask Lawsuit

Dr. Polly J. Price, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and Professor of Global Health, was recently quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, “Kemp’s ban of mask mandates puts Georgia on collision course with its cities.” Price evaluates the probability of challenges to Kemp’s lawsuit and his political and public health strategy more broadly. Read the excerpt […]

Price Comments on Kemp’s Lawsuit Against Bottoms’ Ordinances in TIME

Dr. Polly J. Price, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and Professor of Global Health, recently commented on Georgia governor Brian Kemp’s lawsuit challenging a mask-wearing ordinance issued by Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Price, who is associated faculty in the History Department, offers additional context about the extent of Kemp’s suit, which extends beyond […]

Anderson Offers Insight on Popular Support for Movement for Racial Justice

Dr. Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies and Associated Faculty in the History Department, was recently quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article “A moment became a movement as Georgians answered the calls for justice.” Anderson sheds light on how the COVID-19 pandemic has helped garner a broader base of popular support for the […]

Price Discusses Constitutionality of Quarantines for Out-of-State Travelers

Dr. Polly J. Price, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and Professor of Global Health, recently weighed in on the constitutionality of mandatory quarantines for travelers from out of state for NBC News. Price is Associated Faculty in the Emory History Department. Read an excerpt featuring her contribution below, along with the full article: “Demanding […]

Suddler Quoted in ‘Washington Post’ Article on Potential Return of NBA

Assistant Professor of History Carl Suddler was recently quoted in a Washington Post article by columnist Jerry Brewer on what the resumption of NBA play might mean for Black athlete activism and the anti-racist movement broadly. Suddler is the author of Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York (NYU Press, 2019). Read Brewer’s article […]

Suddler Invited to Contribute to Association of American Medical Colleges Roundtable on Racial Inequities and Medicine

The Association of American Medical Colleges invited leaders and learners in academic medicine to share their thoughts on recent events, the complicity of medicine in perpetuating inequities, and the role of students, physicians, and academic medical institutions in helping to heal the nation. Read Prof. Carl Suddler’s contribution, “Investing in health care, divesting from law […]

‘Classes that Click’: Emory News Center Features Crais’s Virtual ‘The Making of Modern South Africa’

The Emory News Center’s Leigh DeLozier recently featured Dr. Clifton Crais, graduate assistant Georgia Brunner, and several students from his “Making of Modern South Africa” class. Crais, Brunner, and the students share their perspectives on finding success in the online transition. Read an excerpt from the article below, along with the full piece: “Classes that […]

Department Chair Crespino Offers “Tips” on Productivity

History Department Chair and Jimmy Carter Professor of History Joseph Crespino recently took to Facebook to offer a few thoughts on productivity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy his “tips” on the Emory History Facebook page.