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Kathryn McKinley

Kathryn McKinley

Kathryn McKinley, Professor of English, has been a recipient of grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. She is also the founder of the interdepartmental minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) at UMBC, which is one of the few of its kind in the Baltimore/Washington region.

COMMENTARY

How the rich reacted to the bubonic plague has eerie similarities to today’s pandemic

By: - April 23, 2020

The coronavirus can infect anyone, but recent reporting has shown your socioeconomic status can play a big role, with a combination of job security, access to health care and mobility widening the gap in infection and mortality rates between rich and poor. The wealthy work remotely and flee to resorts or pastoral second homes, while […]