Eastern Carolina University – “Dialogues in Humanities” public panel. September 2020.
Free, public panel discussion addressing these themes: “Culture Wars” – why are vaccines and masks such political flash points? What does public resistance to scientifically backed recommendations regarding vaccines and masks tell us about the relationship of the publics to science? What social and political circumstances would make vaccination decision-making easier? What role can the social and behavioral sciences play in the COVID-19 response. Panelists: Dr. Eric Bailey, Anthropology, ECU, Dr. Alan Christensen, Psychology, ECU, Dr. Maya Goldenberg, Philosophy, The University of Guelph, and Dr. Andrea Kitta, English, ECU.