Staying at home

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In the spring of 2020, the novel Coronavirus upended life in New Jersey, US, precipitating an unprecedented state lockdown of 9 million residents. The essay reflects on the author’s experience of the lockdown and her relationship to a Syrian refugee woman resettled nearby. The author identifies their shared experiences staying at home and prioritizing the collective good in the midst of a pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 May 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Engaged anthropology
  • Feminist anthropology
  • Pandemic
  • Refugees

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