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Research Lunch Series: 3/28/2022

The Glasscock Research Lunch Series is an occasional series which provides the opportunity for students, faculty, research groups, and others to gather in conversation about various humanities-related topics and promote humanities-oriented research. If you are interested in hosting a Research Lunch at the Glasscock Center, please inquire at glasscock@tamu.edu. Monday, March 28, 2022 | 1:30-2:30 […]

The Glasscock Research Lunch Series is an occasional series which provides the opportunity for students, faculty, research groups, and others to gather in conversation about various humanities-related topics and promote humanities-oriented research.

If you are interested in hosting a Research Lunch at the Glasscock Center, please inquire at glasscock@tamu.edu.


Monday, March 28, 2022 | 1:30-2:30 PM

Virtual, on Zoom

Zoom details

Meeting ID: 933 3483 3316

Password: RLS

Zoom link

"'Because Technology' and Other Legal Imaginaries of COVID-19"

Dr. Sandra Braman, Professor, Communication & Tyler Champine, PhD candidate, Communication

Abstract:

The Covid-19 pandemic provided an opportunity to examine how a medical emergency – so different in kind from the national security emergencies we are accustomed to thinking about in this policy issue area – affected information policy as broadly defined. The talk will provide an overview of information policy as legal epidemiology, examines the legal imaginaries of the pandemic as they appeared in the first five months, and positions those imaginaries relative to the longer trajectories of the evolution of information policy. It will conclude by looking at the the relationship between the imaginaries and policy as it stands today, “the contrail effect.”