A virus can kill a body but cannot close a restaurant. Only some people can do the latter.

This part of my web site is intended to accompany some of my blog posts concerning my anthropological responses to what I name here “the Corona epoch.” It will also complement the course I teach in the Fall. This course is designed as an introduction to anthropological theory and will be organized, in the Fall 2020, as a framework for anthropological research into all forms of responses to Corona, that is to the transformation of the C19 (COVID-19) virus into a human event. The course will move through classical analytic issues about culture and social structure towards an attention to what applied anthropologists of education might contribute to public policy.