The Serendipity of Studying Social Phenomena in a Pandemic
Project of Merit Winner!
Author: Maria Encinosa
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne Pfister
I analyze the potential for epigenetic research to operationalize the study of social determinants of the health and risk factors that underscore the racial disparities in COVID-19 outcomes. I reflect on how conditions of the pandemic offer student researchers, like myself, new opportunities for re-thinking ethnographic methods as we plan and execute projects studying social phenomena.