• Kolina Koltai

2 new papers out now on vaccines & fake news

I recently returned from an incredibly successful attendance at the 80th Meeting of Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) in Washington, DC.

It was my first time attending the conference and was opened with welcome arms by many of the distinguished luminaries of the field. If there is one big takeaway from this trip, it is that the majority of the people I encountered were welcoming, insightful, and made me (the lowly PhD student) feel like I belonged. I will be involved with ASIS&T for many more years to come.

In addition to getting to meet so many wonderful people including those who are interested and working on similar topics to me, I had a great presence at the conference, along with many of my colleagues from the Texas iSchool. Go Horns!

At ASIS&T, I had:

  • 1 workshop paper during our Special Interest Group workshop on Social Informatics (look for this paper in the future.

  • 2 full conference papers. One of the papers is a pilot to my dissertation work. "Questioning science with science: the evolution of the vaccine safety movement". The other paper is the topic on everyone minds (mis)information online. "Human values and trust in scientific journals, the mainstream media, and fake news."

Thank you to all the wonderful people who gave me feedback on my work and I can not wait to continue to share my progress as I push forward!

#Conference #Vaccines #scientificcontroversies


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