Impacts of Narratives and Framing in Response to COVID-19

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This Working Group will look at the effects of referring to the response to COVID-19 as a “war.” While there may be upsides (e.g., national mobilization of resources), there are also potential downsides (e.g., militarization of response, abrogation of civil liberties in deference to ‘national security’, a ‘sacrifice calculus’, whereby lives are commodified, etc.).

Working Group Lead

Christopher Ankersen, New York University
Emailchristopher.ankersen@nyu.edu

Working Group Members

Adia Benton, Northwestern University
Julia Irwin, University of Southern Florida
Sylvia Maier, New York University
Jacob Remes, New York University
Zhe Zhang, Texas A&M University