In this episode, we talk with Brian Southwell about his new book, Social Networks and Popular Understanding of Science and Health: Sharing Disparities. Dr. Southwell is a Senior Research Scientist at the nonprofit research institute RTI International. He is also a faculty member at both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. He writes about human engagement with electronic information, especially with regard to science and health, and is interested the constraints of memory and the amplifying effects of social networks.
Chris Uggen — February 22, 2014
Great podcast! I know Eszter Hargittai's work, but it seems like sociologists should be paying even more attention to disparities in information sharing. I'm inspired to check out the book: http://www.amazon.com/Social-Networks-Popular-Understanding-Science/dp/1421413248