Book Review: Pandemic Education and Viral Politics by Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley

In his review of Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley’s edited volume Pandemic Education and Viral Politics, Noah Kippley-Ogman reflects on the early collective understanding of the social and political moment initiated by COVID-19, as told by the volume’s contributing authors. He points out  the editors’ discussion of the viral spread of misinformation and disinformation about the pandemic and the comparative perspective on the Chinese and American public health responses as being of particular interest to an education in emergencies audience. Kippley-Ogman brings Pandemic Education and Viral Politics into conversation with other social science and political economy scholarship since 2020 to contextualize how inquiry about the pandemic has evolved since its early weeks and months.


Resource Info

Resource Type

Journal Article


Published by

Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE)

Authored by

Noah Kippley-Ogman


Coronavirus (COVID-19)