We are, of course, in the midst of a global pandemic that has engulfed nearly every habitable terrain on earth. At the time of this writing, the Movement for Black Lives has also been leading demonstrations against antiblack policing practices in the United States and inspired demonstrations around the world in solidarity against police brutality and racism. Of course, the pandemic and the concern for black lives intersect not just in US news headlines but also in the broader world. This intersection between COVID-19 and the long-standing structural disparities and injustices that it exposes has worsened the conditions of life, security, and livelihoods for those who are already excluded and living in its margins. Both the effects of COVID-19 and the intersecting crises of state violence and economic collapse—along with the multiplex failures of governing institutions—are central concerns to the regions we...

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