Please join us for a curated conversation and interactive session exploring life behind lock down from Anthropologists Elizabeth Briody and Astrid Countee.
Anthropologist Elizabeth Briody chats with Astrid Countee about the human stories behind life on lockdown. She is using her research skills to learn how people are trying to cope during the Covid-19 Pandemic in the US and the UK:
"Our goal is to capture an understanding of how people talk about and conceptualize Covid-19’s impact on their lives at home and work. We think the insights will be valuable for people generally, and for strengthening our health and employment systems now and in the future." -Elizabeth Briody
Elizabeth Briody has been involved in cultural-change efforts for over 30 years – first at General Motors Research and later in many industries through her consulting practice, Cultural Keys. She has worked with clients in consumer products, petrochemicals, aerospace, consumer products, service industries, and the U.S. military. She has experience in health care, working in hospital, insurance, and physician-office settings to help improve the patient experience and employee effectiveness. Dr. Briody has written several books and is Secretary of the American Anthropological Association, Treasurer of the Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs, and Past-President of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology. She is also the 2020 awardee of the Bronislaw Malinowski Award from the Society for Applied Anthropology.
Astrid Countee is an anthropologist, writer and software engineer. She started academic life at Baylor University where she studied Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics with plans to become a neurosurgeon. However, she fell in love with social science and went on to the University of Houston for her Masters in Anthropology. Her book, Family Talk and Chronic Disease, was published in 2015. She is the Chief of Staff for Cemvita Factory, a carbon-negative biotech company, and cofounder of Missing Link Studios, a social analytics and media consultancy.
This event is produced by the Human Science Task Force.