Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
© 2021 Uma Nagarajan-Swenson
This thesis examines the American state's role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on marginalized communities, arguing that the state used the frame of disposability politics to justify expanding its carceral capacities and withdrawing as a provider of welfare during the pandemic.
Nagarajan-Swenson, Uma, "COVID, Care, and the Carceral State: American Disposability Politics and the Selective Weaponization of Public Health Guidelines During COVID-19" (2022). Scripps Senior Theses. 1956.