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The Politics of Identity in the UK: Before, During and ‘After’ COVID-19

Dr Andrew Fagan, Director of the Human Rights Centre will discuss 'The Politics of Identity in the UK: Before, During and ‘After’ COVID-19' as part of the Essex Explores series.

  • Wed 17 Jun 20

    19:00 - 20:00

  • Online

  • Event speaker

    Dr Andrew Fagan

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Essex Explores

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Holly Ward

Dr Andrew Fagan, Director of the Human Rights Centre will discuss 'The Politics of Identity in the UK: Before, During and ‘After’ COVID-19' as part of the Essex Explores series.

COVID-19 struck the UK at a time when the country was already suffering from the pervasive effects of another pandemic. The core symptoms of this other pandemic consist of the racism, xenophobia and intolerance which has accompanied the rise of right-wing populism. In this lecture, I bring these two pandemics together and examine the relationship between them. I consider whether lessons learnt from COVID-19 could provide a basis for undermining the appeal and core claims of right-wing populism, a hope which has apparently been strengthened by the global response to the killing of George Floyd.

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The Politics of Identity in the UK: Before, During and ‘After’ COVID-19

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