Dr. Christine Cynn

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Prevention: Gender, Sexuality, HIV, and the Media in Côte d’Ivoire

Prevention: Gender, Sexuality, HIV, and the Media in Côte d’IvoireChristine Cynn
Assistant Professor
Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
College of Humanities and Sciences

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
4pm
Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Room 250),
Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue

In 2016, approximately 70% of people living around the globe with HIV/AIDS were in sub-Saharan Africa. After delayed governmental responses there, the media has become an essential tool for prevention. Yet HIV prevention campaigns reflect multiple conflicting, shifting agendas that encompass far more than the imparting of information about how to limit the spread of the virus. In this incisive and thought-provoking book, Christine Cynn examines global HIV prevention efforts to reshape gender, sexuality, and notions of family in line with neoliberal ideas and goals.

Presented by the Humanities Research Center of the College of Humanities and Sciences in partnership with the VCU Libraries.

Admission is free and all are welcome!