Bat Soup and Signs of the Beast - COVID Legends and Conspiracy Theories
From Nina Thornton
Andrea Kitta is a folklorist and professor at East Carolina University where she studies vaccination, belief, contemporary legends, and the supernatural. She is the author of Vaccinations and Public Concern in History: Legend, Rumor, and Risk Perception, which won the Brian McConnell Book Award in 2012. Her monograph The Kiss of Death: Contagion, Contamination, and Folklore won the Chicago Folklore Prize and Brian McConnell Book Award in 2020. Dr. Kitta is the recipient of the Teacher/Scholar award from ECU (2016) and the Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award (2019).