Staying at Home

  • Katherine T. McCaffrey Montclair State University
Keywords: COVID-19, refugees, engaged anthropology, feminist anthropology, pandemic


In the spring of 2020 the novel Coronavirus upended life in New Jersey, US, precipitating an unprecedented state lockdown of 9 million residents. The essay reflects on the author's experience of the lockdown and her relationship to a Syrian refugee woman resettled nearby. The author identifies their shared experiences staying at home and prioritizing the collective good in the midst of a pandemic.

How to Cite
McCaffrey, K. T. (2021). Staying at Home. Anthropologica, 63(1).