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Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

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Through the Portal: Coronavirus Writing During Uncertain Times Letter from the Editors

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How do we write about, and during, this time of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased public awareness of racial injustices? How do we focus on our writing when we are navigating so many personal and professional roles? In this Special Issue, Through the Portal: Coronavirus Writing During Uncertain Times

Michael Rozendal, Lara Bazelon, Rick Ayers, and Susan Steinberg unpack and discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their writing practice, creative works, public scholarship, and daily lives. Through personal, academic, cultural, and socio-political perspectives, these writers share examples of writing strategies, insights, practices, and some of the challenges and tensions they face. They offer suggestions and questions about their own writing projects including journaling, blogging, poetry, and other writing relevant to the moment we find ourselves in.

This Special Issue is part of a multivolume series published by the Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship. The contributors participated in a webinar series sponsored by the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence, both at the University of San Francisco. The producers of the webinar include Anastasia Vrachnos, Sarah Capitelli, Eugene Kim, Saera Khan, and Christine Yeh

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