Emily Bauman is a Clinical Associate Professor of Liberal Studies at NYU. She has published articles on humanitarian narrative, intelligent design, political iconography, and postcolonial studies and is currently at work on a book on religion and media.
"Stimulus Serenades for Social Change: Putting the "Social" back in Social Distancing"
This lecture presents a species of posthuman-itarianism, a form of social justice that blossoms amid the perverse rationalities attending collective crises. The first stimulus serenade involved the author's contribution of her stimulus check to jazz musicians in New Orleans to perform for covid patients and front line staff. I discuss how this project creates posthuman forms of solidarity in this socially distant time.