Connected Bodies: Reporting on Pandemics from HIV/AIDS to COVID-19
Open to the Public
Sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Program on Global and International History. Professor Villarosa will talk about her work as a journalist covering public health and inequality. She will take us behind the scenes of her award-winning 2017 New York Times cover story “America’s Hidden HIV Epidemic.” Villarosa will discuss how what she uncovered while writing about HIV/AIDS resurfaced when reporting on COVID-19 and African Americans several years later. She is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and a former executive editor at Essence magazine. Last year she contributed to the Pulitzer-Prize winning 1619 Project; her essay highlighted physiological myths, based on race, that have endured since slavery. Villarosa teaches journalism and Black Studies at the City College of New York and is writing the book Under the Skin: Race, Inequality and the Health of a Nation for Doubleday.
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