COVID-19 Updates

Faculty Responses During COVID-19

Research & Creative Scholarship

Communicating During a Crisis

Emerson Faculty respond to the pandemic

This document provides research and commentaries from Emerson College arts, liberal arts, and communication faculty to increase communication and public understanding of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the academic, social and community landscape.

Content areas include impacts of the pandemic on communication technology, communication strategies, social media, elections, civic innovation, art and digital media, entertainment, performing arts, and social movements.

Faculty creative works, and involvement in community initiatives also demonstrate our commitment to both artistic and civic engagement.

Contributions by Discipline

Communication Studies

Marketing Communication

Emerson Polling

Emerson Engagement Lab

Emerson Contemporary

Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

Journalism

Performing Arts

Visual & Media Arts

Writing, Literature & Publishing

  • "Behind Your Face, an essay" by Lise Haines, Senior Writer-in-Residence (Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19; 9/1/2020)
  • Contributing Essay by Steve Yarbrough, Professor of Writing, Literature & Publishing (Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19; 9/1/2020)
  • "Essays about life during COVID-19" Jabari Asim (contributor) Associate Professor of Writing, Literature & Publishing (The Boston Globe; 7/9/2020)
  • "And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again: Writers from Around the World on the COVID-19 Pandemic" essay by Rajiv Mohabir, Assistant Professor of Writing, Literature & Publishing (Restless Books; 8/25/2020)
  • "Small Joys" micro-essay by Morgan Baker, Senior Affiliated Faculty, Writing, Literature & Publishing (Boston Book Festival At Home Boston Project; 6/24/2020)
  • "The Founder and the Epidemic" by Bruce Kilstein, graduate instructor, Writing, Literature & Publishing (The American Scholar; 6/4/2020)
  • Student Work by Mary Shertenlieb, graduate instructor, Writing, Literature & Publishing (WR121 Research Writing; 6/3/2020):
    • Writing proposals to improve systems during COVID-19 
  • "From the COVID Journals of Lise Haines" by Lise Haines, Senior Writer-in-Residence (Broad Street Magazine; 4/12/2020)

Emerson Los Angeles

Pandemic within a Pandemic: Police Brutality, Racial Justice & Social Change