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The April 2022 LMCC meeting will take place on Thursday, April 28 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 April, we will continue discussing Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb’s 2021 monograph Epidemic Empire: Colonialism, Contagion, and Terror 1817-2020 from the University of Chicago Press. Specifically, we plan to discuss Chapter 3: “Circulatory Logic” (pp. 83-125).  

All members of the UNC community can access the full text of the book online through the UNC Libraries. We’ve also posted .pdfs of the book’s front matter (including the TOC), the preface, the introduction, and chapter 3, “Circulatory Logic,” on the “Readings” page of the LMCC website. If you run into trouble getting access to the text, please let us know. (See our email addresses on the Home page of this site).

(In March, we looked at the book’s Preface: “Politics and Scholarship in a Time of Pandemic,” pp. xi-xv, and the Introduction: “‘Islam,’ Terrorism, and the Epidemic Imaginary,” pp. 1-25. If you missed our March meeting and want to brush up on that reading, you can access it on the Readings page of the LMCC website and/or look at some key passages from our March meeting notes.)

As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out. We look forward to meeting with you virtually for an exciting discussion of this work!


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