Faculty Spotlight: Paul Smith Publishes Essay on Vaccination

Faculty Spotlight: Paul Smith Publishes Essay on Vaccination

Cultural Studies faculty member Paul Smith just published research from a larger project devoted to the phenomenon of vaccination. In the essay, published in SPECTRA, he considers the many contributing factors to the emergence of the present COVID-19 pandemic to scrutinize the history as well as the theoretical discourse on the politics of life expressed in vaccination efforts. 

In the abstract to his paper, Smith states:

"This article places the development and technology behind the COVID-19 vaccine at the intersections of globalization, capitalism, biopolitics, and our relationship with the natural word. Consideration of these intersections suggest how they shape our ideological understanding of vaccines."

Click here to read the essay.