Crisis Curriculum: Poetic Ethnography Through Crisis, Coping and Community


In the face of the pandemic, Temple University rushed to transition to online or remote-learning. As faculty quickly adjusted their classes to accommodate these unprecedented changes, many of us quickly realized that our students’ needs, likewise, shifted drastically. In response to this new reality, I developed a crisis curriculum that drew upon the best of ethnographic methods coupled with digital technology to turn the gaze on the Poetic Ethnography students themselves and capture a unique look of the COVID-19 crisis.


Key words: COVID-19, Corona Virus, Pedagogy, Poetry, Ethnography.