Professor Ghassan Moussawi's blog post entitled, "Living amidst constant disruptions that keep on taking new forms," was published today on the North Philly Notes blog from Temple University Press.
Professor Moussawi writes, "Since March 2020, we have been living in uncertain and troubling times due to COVID-19, where our lives, everyday routines, and sense of safety have been heavily impacted. However, as we have witnessed, the global pandemic has and continues to affect peoples’ lives differently, where the most precarious people have most been affected by the pandemic...We think of these as exceptional times, however, how do scholars account for people’s lives in places where everyday life disruptions and uncertainties about the present and future are normal and normalized? What kind of everyday life strategies can we use in these times?" Find the full blog post here.
Professor Moussawi's book, Disruptive Situations: Fractal Orientalism and Queer Strategies in Beirut, is out now. (Temple University Press)