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Latest IAS Life in the Time of Coronavirus Podcast: History of Sexuality and Stigma

29 April 2020

In this second episode we hear from Philippa Hetherington, Lecturer in Modern Eurasian History in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London.

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Welcome to the Institute of Advanced Studies' podcast series on ‘Life in the Time of Coronavirus’. In this second episode we hear from Philippa Hetherington, Lecturer in Modern Eurasian History in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. Philippa is a scholar of international legal history, biopolitics and feminist theory, particularly in the context of empire and under socialism.

Here she reflects on the virus in relation to historical debates on sexuality and the stigmatisation of sex workers. Historians are well placed to think about previous incarnations of disease and spread so that we work out what is and what isn't unprecedented.

Listen here and find more podcasts and issues of the IAS's Think Pieces publication here.