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Year of Graduation: 2020

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Past Classes

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S684: Anti-Vaxxers And Pseudo-Experts: Science Myths Reconstrued in Rainstorm Spring 2021 (May. 15 - 16, 2021)
Science is personal: from the medicine we take to the technology we use, our own experiences have shaped our view of science--and for some of us, our experiences have led us to become deeply distrustful. In this class, we will explore two prevailing movements that are built on a mistrust in science: the first being the rise in anti-vaxxers and the second being the rise in healthy food "experts". We will delve into the history of these mindsets and try to home in on where these beliefs stem from. This class will be discussion-based with slides to help provide our conversations with some background. We are excited to hear your perspectives and perhaps together we can devise solutions to how we can combat these growing anti-science beliefs.