UMD Faculty and Student Co-Edit Medical Humanities Journal

Jul 21, 2021

Professor David Beard and Sarah Lawler (MA in English, Minor in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies) have co-edited a special issue of "Survive and Thrive."

Professor David Beard and Sarah Lawler (MA in English, Minor in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies) have co-edited a special issue of "Survive and Thrive."  Volume 6, Issue 1 (2021) “‘I Think You’re Muted’: Voices from the Coronavirus Pandemic” developed from a call for papers created by Lawler while completing her degree at UMD.  

Lawler shepherded nearly more than 30 papers through the peer review process.  Contributions address the ways that pandemic made the world more accessible to people with communication disorders, the ways that the pandemic revealed ugly inequities in race and gender in American life, and the ways communities banded together to manage living in uncertain times.

The issue also contains excerpts from the UMD "Stories of Wisdom from Bodies in Separation" project, co-directed by Beard and Devaleena Das.

The special issue can be found here:

https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cgi/siteview.cgi/survive_thrive/vol6/iss1/

Lawler's introduction can be found here.

https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cgi/siteview.cgi/survive_thrive/vol6/iss1/1