Pamela Ballinger, Fred Cuny Chair in the History of Human Rights, and faculty associate at CREES and CES, recently published an op-ed in the Washington Post titled, "The struggle to document covid-19 for future generations: How to avoid mistakes as we commemorate the vast suffering of today." She writes about the importance of documenting the pandemic's impact, while warning against portraying certain groups of people as voiceless victims or heroic saviors. Read the full article here.
Pamela Ballinger is Fred Cuny Chair in the History of Human Rights and professor of history at the University of Michigan. She specalizes in the study of human rights, refugees and displacement, memory, and fascism, with a focus on Italy and Croatia/ex-Yugoslavia. Her books include History in Exile and The World Refugees Made: Decolonization and the Foundation of Postwar Italy.