LSA Assistant Professor Ian Shin discusses the vital importance of clear, intentional communication to combat xenophobia and build community during the COVID-19 crisis. An interview with Gina Balibrera explains more.

"As COVID-19 has spread, xenophobia has sometimes spread along with it. LSA Assistant Professor Ian Shin says that clear communication from civic leaders and government officials is one of the best ways to combat that rise.

Shin’s research and teaching centers on intellectual and cultural history, race and ethnicity, and the history of the United States. Here, Assistant Professor Shin, who teaches in the American culture and history departments, discusses racism and xenophobia during the COVID-19 crisis. "

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