A decolonial perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic

Prof. Dr. Manuela Boatcă, Institute of Sociology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany 

The course builds on Oxfam’s 2021 report The Inequality Virus, which gives a detailed insight into the financial, gendered, and social mobility impact of the pandemic on different social strata across the world in order to advance a decolonial perspective on long-term global inequalities.  

Student will acquire an overview of impact of the pandemic on global inequality relations (global social mobility and wealth accumulation vs. lack of access).