Friday, we have Elena Conis coming to talk about The History of Vaccines, Infectious Diseases and Pandemics. Dr. Elena Conis is an American writer and historian of medicine. Her work focuses on the history of medicine, public health, and the environment, with particular focus on the history of vaccinations, infectious diseases, and pesticides. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
To join us for this Village Presentation on Friday, Sept 30, at 10 AM click HERE.Elena Conis is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism, Department of History, Program in Media Studies, and Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a historian of U.S. public health and medicine, with a focus on the history of infectious diseases, environmental health, vaccines, pesticides, scientific controversies, and public understanding of science. Her writing includes How to Sell a Poison: The Rise, Fall, and Toxic Return of DDT (Bold Type, 2022) Vaccine Nation: America’s Changing Relationship with Immunization (Chicago, 2015), the edited collection Pink and Blue: Gender, Culture and the Health of Children (Rutgers, 2021, with Sandra Eder and Aimee Medeiros), and the forthcoming book Measles: A Global History (Polity).