Medical Anthropology In the Time of COVID-19

Carlo Coppola, Italian, active ca. 1635–1672. The Pestilence of 1656, Oil on canvas , 76 x 99 cm. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Caroline G. Mather Fund

Facing a world of uncertainty, this spring’s offering of Medical Anthropology (ANT/HUM 240) creatively transitioned to online instruction, becoming a vital forum for students to grapple with the life-altering COVID-19 pandemic.

Several service organizations in the Princeton area agreed to online collaborations with students for their final projects. Supported by Princeton’s Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), and the Pace Center’s Service Focus program, students addressed local health problems and developed research and communication materials that are relevant to community partners as they envision future work.

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Image: Carlo Coppola, Italian, active ca. 1635–1672. The Pestilence of 1656, Oil on canvas , 76 x 99 cm. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Caroline G. Mather Fund