Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy’s Public Engagement on Anti-Asian Racism and Filipino Health Care Workers
June 29, 2020
Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy essay, “Brushes with racism in Minnesota and why Black lives matter,” is posted on the Berkeley Blog. It is on the UC Berkeley home page and the featured opinion post in Berkeley News. It was originally published in The Society Pages as part of a special essay series.
She also contributed the piece, “Inoculate Against Racism,” in California Magazine, Summer 2020, as part of the roundtable, “What Comes After the Pandemic? Berkeley experts explain what will change—and what should,” with other Berkeley faculty and alumni.
In case you missed it, in April of 2020, Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy was one of three Berkeley faculty guests on the Othering & Belonging Institute podcast, Who Belongs?, on “Racism and COVID-19: The historical, political, and social foundations.” Given the surge in anti-Asian hate crimes and the growing number of deaths of Filipino nurses, she has been interviewed and/or her research has been cited to place these current events in historical context in many media outlets. The complete list of news stories appears on her ES faculty webpage.
Here are a few:
-Philippine Daily Inquirer, “Kanlungan online memorial set up to honor fallen frontliners abroad,” June 22, 2020.
-Los Angeles Times, “Column: Filipino nurses battled discrimination to work in American hospitals. Now they fight for PPE,” May 18, 2020.
-New York Times, “Why So Many Filipino Californians Are on the Front Lines,” May 15, 2020.
-ProPublica, “The Staggering Toll of COVID-19 on Filipino Health Care Workers,” May 3, 2020.
-The Atlantic, “The Fragility of the Global Nurse Supply Chain,” April 30, 2020.