Submission Date


Document Type

Paper- Restricted to Campus Access



Faculty Mentor

Lauren Wynne


Presented during the 19th Annual Summer Fellows Symposium, July 21, 2017 at Ursinus College.

Project Description

A project proposal, interview schedule, and bibliography to be submitted for approval for independent research in the Anthropology and Sociology Department. Using smallpox and HIV/AIDS to provide historical context and examples of illness experiences, and then applying that knowledge to the Zika virus, this project studies how people who are part of historically oppressed and vulnerable populations make sense of the disruptions and trauma in their lives using their endemic cultural contexts. In the future, this project will attempt to improve prevention strategies and raise awareness about Zika using culturally appropriate tactics.