2021 Essay Topic:

The year 2020 will long be remembered as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic and of social uprisings against racial injustice. This combination of the pandemic and structural racism has likely impacted everyone directly or indirectly through the communities in which they participate. In an era of “fake news,” many individuals deny the science behind fighting against COVID-19 and do not understand the ways that structural racism impacts health. In your essay, please describe the role biological anthropologists should play in informing the public about the intersections of public health and race. Importantly, address how science communication should factor into the training and responsibilities of practicing and future biological anthropologists.

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Deadline:

February 1, 2021, 11:59pm Samoa Standard Time (UTC-11).


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Enter your institution's name in full. Please do not use abbreviations. For example, Penn State University should be The Pennsylvania State University rather than Penn State or PSU.

Enter your institution's name in full. Please do not use abbreviations. For example, Penn State University should be The Pennsylvania State University rather than Penn State or PSU.

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