Teaching a pandemic in real time

Anu Ramaswami  Photo by David Kelly Crow
Monday, March 22, 2021

By Denise Valenti, Office of Communications

Current events often find their way into academic studies, but rarely with such urgency and immediacy as with COVID-19.

The pandemic has impacted Princeton University students and faculty both personally and academically, as they have adapted to distance and hybrid learning. At the same time, the broad impact of the coronavirus pandemic on society has opened new lines of inquiry in every field of study.

This semester more than a dozen Princeton courses focus on the effects or implications of COVID-19. Five Princeton professors shared how they are teaching about the pandemic, including Anu Ramaswami, the Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies, professor of civil and environmental engineering, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, and director of the Chadha Center for Global India

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