Lori Peek and other social scientists are finding the coronavirus pandemic to be an important lens through which to study society. Recently, Peek was interviewed by Inside Higher Ed in an article titled "Social Scientists on COVID-19."
“It’s during moments of crisis when oftentimes we can learn most about the social order,” Peek said. Peek and the Natural Hazards Center’s NSF-funded CONVERGE facility have already supported more than 80 COVID-19 social science and public health research working groups. Research topics for these groups include everything from civil liberties to what it means to ready populations for a vaccine.
Written by Sierra Speegle (Strategic Communication, '21)