Arlie Russell Hochschild

Arlie Russell Hochschild is a UC Berkeley sociology professor emerita.


Her books include The Second ShiftThe Managed HeartGlobal Woman, (co-edited) and most recently, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, a  2016 New York Times best seller and finalist for the National Book Award.   She is currently  collaborating with a documentary film- maker on  a film focusing on  the Tea Party perspective and race.

She’s twice spoken at meetings of Democratic Members of Congress.  Her work is available in 17 languages.

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Panel 3 - Finding Belonging in a Climate of Loneliness, Conspiracy, and Mistrust in Government
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the very real threat that disinformation, entrenched individualism, and low trust in institutions pose in tackling a deadly global crisis. While the arrival of multiple Covid-19 vaccines earlier this year seemed to suggest a hopeful resolution to the crisis, low rates of vaccination—driven in large part by both political leaders' strategic public skepticism and targeted disinformation online—revealed a much deeper problem around lack of faith in government and the enormous reach of conspiracy and fake news more broadly. In this panel, we will explore...