Amit Prasad Publishes Article on COVID-19 Conspiracies
Posted April 19, 2021
In the article, HSOC associate professor Amit Prasad discusses the misinformation and conspiracies that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. He argues that these conspiracies, although on the surface they seem anti-science, commonly utilize idealized constructs of science. By studying how these conspiracies are interpreted and spread, he shows, for example, that the same conspiracy was being interpreted differently by different social/racial groups.
The article, "Anti-science Misinformation and Conspiracies: COVID-19, Post-Truth, and Science & Technology Studies (STS)" is available (open-source) here.