About the Author

Anne-Marie D'Aoust

E-Mail: daoust.anne-marie@uqam.ca

Website: https://politique.uqam.ca/le-departement/professeurs-reguliers/professeur/daoust.anne-marie/

Anne-Marie D’Aoust is an Associate Professor in the department of Political Science at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her main research project examines the connections between love, governmentality, and security. She examines the role bodies and emotions play in international relations, and how they affect our understanding, teaching and research of “the international”, thus leading to certain modes of relationalities at the expense of others. Her publications include the edited volumes Transnational Marriage and Partner Migration: Constellations of Security, Citizenship and Rights (Rutgers University Press, forthcoming 2021) and Affective Economies, Neoliberalism, and Governmentality (Routledge, 2014).

Contributions by Author: Anne-Marie D'Aoust

Caring like a State

Politicizing Love, Touch, and Precarious Lives in the Time of COVID-19

The year 2020 will be remembered as the year of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The pandemic spread around the globe, and as of February 5, 2021,[footnote]“WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard,” World Health Organization, 2020, accessed December 1, 2020, .[/footnote] 104,370,550 persons had been infected, with an additional 271,180 lives taken to an early grave — sadly, this tragic record will only increase in the upcoming months. As the death toll steadily rose throughout the year, several voices were heard, crying for the need for more compassion, more love, more kindness […]