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Faith in a Time of COVID-19: Religion & Public Health Measures


This panel considers religious communities’ responses to public health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, including restrictions on religious gatherings, mask wearing, and vaccine compliance. With attention to the history of medical racism and religious persecution, papers may also explore various communities’ experience of health disparities and access to healthcare. We especially welcome proposals addressing these issues from Africana and other indigenous religious perspectives.


David Amponsah, amda@sas.upenn.edu

Kyrah Malika Daniels, kyrah.daniels@bc.edu

Gabriel Estrada, gabriel.estrada@csulb.edu

Terri Laws, terrlaws@umich.edu

Hajung Lee, hjlee@pugetsound.edu

Seth Schermerhorn, jscherme@hamilton.edu

Kristy Slominski, kristy.slominski@gmail.com

Adriaan Van Klinken, a.vanklinken@leeds.ac.uk