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Pandemic Response and the Cost of Lockdowns

One of the editors of the new book published by Routledge – Pandemic Response and the Cost of Lockdowns: Global Debates from the Humanities and Social Sciences – Peter Sutoris (assistant Professor, University of York) discusses the book with CG steering committee member Professor Toby Green. They range over the response of academics from the humanities and the social sciences, the importance of these disciplines to pandemic response, and the role of fields such as Philosophy and Anthropology to a more balanced response to new diseases .

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Peter Sutoris

Peter Sutoris, assistant Professor, University of York. Peter Sutoris is an environmental anthropologist who studies how different societies imagine the future differently. He is the author of books Visions of Development (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Educating for the Anthropocene (The MIT Press, 2022).

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Toby Green

Toby Green, Professor of Precolonial and Lusophone African History and Culture at King’s College, London. Author, A Fistful of Shells and The Covid Consensus: The New Politics of Global Inequality (Hurst). Writes on impacts of Covid restrictions at African Arguments, Prospect, UnHerd, The Wire. Member of CG Scientific Advisory Board.

Twitter: @toby00green

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