Feminist Lessons on Vaccine Hesitancy


Speaker(s): Bernice Hausman, Elena Conis, Yolonda Wilson, Travis Chi Wing Lau, and Nicole Charles
As governments across the globe have begun vaccinating in response to the current pandemic, waves of vaccine hesitancy and refusal have emerged, generating difficult questions about the nature of medical consent, histories of violence and mistrust, and the interlocking politics surrounding race, gender, disability, nation, and class that shapes patient interactions with state and health authorities.
This event brings together five experts from different perspectives to discuss these issues and to consider how a feminist approach to vaccine hesitancy can help us envision a more enduring solution to this crisis of care.

Dr. Bernice Hausman Chair, Department of Humanities, Professor, Humanities and Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine
Dr. Elena Conis Associate Professor, Graduate School of Journalism and Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Yolonda Wilson Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Ethics, Philosophy, and African American Studies, St. Louis University
Dr. Travis Chi Wing Lau Assistant Professor, English Department, Kenyon College
Dr. Nichole Charles Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies and Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga
Dr. Farren Yero Department of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Duke University

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Feminist Lessons on Vaccine Hesitancy


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