WPHL Faculty News and Presented Lectures
- Newspaper Articles
Deputy Director Julio Capo, Jr. published in the Sun Sentinel "Past summers show ingenuity and waves of change"
June 30, 2020
The vast majority of counties in Florida — with some exceptions in the hardest-hit counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach — are undergoing phase two of reopening efforts in the wake of coronavirus. Continue reading here.
Deputy Director Julio Capo, Jr. published in the Washington Post "The police chief who inspired Trump’s tweet glorifying violence. Trump echoed a former Miami police chief’s anti-black words and animus"
June 1, 2020
President Trump sparked outrage by tweeting, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Twitter flagged the post as violating its rules against “glorifying violence.” Continue reading here.
Deputy Director Julio Capo, Jr. published for The Abusable Past "Counter-editorial: Bad Bunny is queer to me."
May 27, 2020
It’s not a particularly unique or powerful lyric. And yet I sing along to it just a little bit louder every time I hear that clapback. The urban Latino artist known as Bad Bunny (born Benito Martínez Ocasio) finds subtle and not-so-subtle ways in his suggestive lyrics to empower his listeners. Continue reading here.
Ana Menéndez published in The Sun Sentinel "From this terrible crisis, can we build a better world?"
April 22, 2020
On day 28 of our shelter-in-place my husband says to me, “Do you realize that if the food distribution system collapsed, we’d starve to death? How did we get here? How did we come to have this kind of life?” Continue reading here.
Deputy Director Julio Capo, Jr. published in the Washington Post "Metaphors make sense of the past. Can they guide us toward a post-coronavirus future? Fiction’s lessons for helping us grapple with the challenges of a pandemic."
April 11, 2020
Amid shortages of food, toilet paper and hand sanitizer, resource hoarders are seeking to turn a profit. Lies, falsehoods and disinformation from political leaders abound. Continue reading here.
- Presented Lectures
Temporal Uncertainties: Humanities in the Time of Corona featured WPHL faculty, Rebecca Friedman, Julio Capó, Jr., Ana Menéndez, & Whitney Bauman (Associate Professor, of Religious Studies at FIU) discussing concepts of temporality and the importance of the humanities in shaping our coronavirus present and future.
Pandemics and Politics: A European Perspectivefeatures Rebecca Friedman, Director and Associate Professor, FIU Green School of International and Public AffairsApril 8, 2020