I've been co-organizing a two-day workshop with collaborators at the University of Cambridge focused on "State Righteousness: Intersecting Politics of Reproduction, Religion, and Right-Wing Nationalisms" planned for May 18-19 in Cambridge. Like many in-person gatherings around the world, we had to postpone. Travel tickets were already purchased for a dozen participants from around the world, rooms reserved, garden walks and dinner plans well underway. Sigh.
The workshop is an outgrowth of a collaboration between the Reproductive Sociology Research Group, Margaret Anstee Center for Global Studies, and Woolf Institute. I planned to spend May-June in Cambridge as a Sir Mick and Lady Barbara Davis Visiting Fellow with the Woolf Institute and help put on the workshop with my co-conspirator, Lea Taragin-Zeller. With everything on hold, we are taking a pause to orient ourselves and will consider alternative ways to convene once get our bearings. Stay tuned.