Monique Azzara

Position

PhD Student, Department of Anthropology

Biography

I am a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. My research focuses around skeptics groups in the United States and the ways in which members counter dominant forms of knowledge. I’m particularly interested in how individuals are affectively drawn into these communities and how these alternative truths shape their experiences and impact their everyday lives.

Keywords: Conspiracy Theory, Post-Truth, Counter-Hegemonic knowledges/Groups, United States