About the Researcher

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My name is Jessica Dimka. I was born and raised in Wisconsin (USA). I received my Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Missouri in 2015. I am interested in studying how human behaviors, relationships, and social conditions affect the spread and outcomes of infectious disease epidemics. My dissertation looked at these questions for a small fishing village in Newfoundland during the 1918 flu pandemic. As a graduate student, I also was a research assistant on a project that studied how clothing can limit participation and engagement for people with disabilities. This current project is an exciting way for me to combine these two interests.

You can contact me at:

Email: jessicad@oslomet.no

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jesdimka

The project supervisor at OsloMet is Svenn-Erik Mamelund.