April 28, 2021


Webinar from Columbia University

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Event Organizer

Rishi Goyal and Arden Hegele

Event Sponsor

The Institute of Comparative Literature and Society

Event Co-Sponsor(s)

Center for Science and Society, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia Global Centers, Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics

Urban Precarity and Indigenous Designs

April 28, 7:30 PM EST

Maria John (History, University of Massachusetts Boston),
Río Oxas (Activist, RAHOK), and

with a response from Merlin Chowkwanyun (Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University)

moderated by Kavita Sivaramakrishnan (Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University)

Rohit Negi (Ambedkar University) will no longer be able to participate in this event but will be invited back in Fall 2021. 

This event is a part of our “Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms” series celebrating the launch of our new Medical Humanities major. Learn more about the major here.

Find all events in this series here.

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please notify the ICLS office at at least 10 days in advance if you require closed captioning, sign-language interpretation or any other disability accommodations. Alternatively, Disability Services can be reached at 212.854.2388 and

 The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Room B-101
74 Morningside Drive
New York, NY, 10027
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