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The Conspiracy Singularity: COVID, QAnon, and the Merging of Communities of Suspicion
January 30, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
TU students join the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities for their second Common Read program! Anna Merlan joins us to talk about Tara Westover’s “Educated” and conspiracy theories.
Anna Merlan is a journalist and author, specializing in subcultures, alternative communities, conspiracy theories, crime, belief, death, sexual violence and women’s lives. She is currently a reporter at Motherboard, a division of VICE. She was previously a reporter at the Special Projects Desk, an investigative division within Gizmodo Media Group, a senior reporter at Jezebel, and a staff writer at the Village Voice and the Dallas Observer. Her work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, BBC Travel, Topic, and on the op-ed page of the New York Times. She has been accused of being both a lizard person and a CIA agent, but never at the same time.