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The March 2022 LMCC meeting will take place on Thursday, March 31 at 5:30pm est and will be virtual! We’ll be using the same Zoom link from the past few semesters: If you have trouble with the Zoom link, please email either of the Co-Directors.

With participants’ permission, we plan to record all of our virtual meetings, to be shared only with members of LMCC. So if you miss a meeting, be sure to check out the recordings, which will be posted here on the LMCC website, where you can also check out recordings from our meetings from previous semesters as well! (Please do not share those recordings with anyone outside of our LMCC community.)

For March, we will be discussing Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb’s 2021 monograph Epidemic Empire: Colonialism, Contagion, and Terror 1817-2020 from the University of Chicago Press. Specifically, we’d like everyone to read the following:

  • Preface: “Politics and Scholarship in a Time of the Pandemic” (pp. xi-xv)
  • Introduction: “‘Islam,’ Terrorism, and the Epidemic Imaginary” (pp. 1-25)
  • Optional: If you’re feeling ambitious, consider reading an additional chapter of your choice. (We realize everyone is busy, though.)

All members of the UNC community can access the full text of the book via the UNC Libraries here. We’ve also posted a .pdf of the front matter (including the TOC), the preface, and introduction on the “Readings” page of the LMCC website. If you run into issues accessing the reading, just let us know. (See our email addresses on the Home page of this site).

As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out. We look forward to meeting with you virtually to discuss this important and timely work

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