Blood, Politics, and Death: Essays in the Autopsy of Crisis
Project Description

This is a comparative study of policy responses to the HIV/blood crisis in the US and France. Clearly, in-depth analysis of policy responses to one epidemic crisis has implications for understanding how subsequent crises (i.e., COVID) are understood and how social/political actors respond. We will draw those out in an article once the book is completed. The project received a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship

Additionally, Nathanson, who holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, co-authored an article entitled "Condemned to Repeat It”: The U.S. Response to COVID-19 (Comparative-Historical Sociology), published on ASA Footnotes, a publication of the American Sociological Association (see pdf, left column, Project Multimedia).

Translational Perspective

The project encompasses a podcast and (insofar as circumstances allow) a visual museum grade exhibition.

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Professor Emerita
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Columbia University
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can2003 [at]

New York City, New York, USA