This Working Group aims to examine the discourses and imagined futures surrounding economic impacts and political responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in small, tourism-dependent Caribbean islands. With the reliance on tourism and other external sources for economic viability, COVID-19 will have strong and lasting impacts on Caribbean futures. It is important for scholars to study how COVID-19 affects the region and beyond, and to propose possible frameworks for sustainability and self-resilience as rapid responses to the situation.
COVID-19 in Small Tourism Dependent Caribbean Islands
Working Group Lead
Hadiya Sewer, Stanford University
Working Group Members
Jennifer D. Adams, University of Calgary
Crystal Fortwangler, La Roche University
Fayola Jacobs, University of Minnesota
CONVERGE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, Program on Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (Award #1841338). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.