Refiguring Gender in Global Health

Tuesday, March 29, 2016. 3 pm
University Commons, Virginia Rooms C & D

Refiguring Gender in Global Health: The Impact of New Biomedical HIV Prevention Technologies on Intimacies and Subjectivities in Africa

Sponsored by Department of Gender Sexuality and Womens Studies, the Humanities Research Center in association with its “HIV/AIDS: Local, National, and Global Perspectives” Speaker Series and the Science, Technology and Society Program.

Dr. Vihn-kim Nguyen
HIV and Emergency physician and medical anthropologist

Vinh-Kim Nguyen is an HIV and Emergency physician and medical anthropologist. As both practitioner and researcher, he is concerned with the relationship between science, politics and practice in global health. He practices Emergency Medicine in Paris and Montréal, and currently heads a team of anthropologists researching the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. He is Professor in the School of Public Health the University of Montreal where he leads the PhD track in Global Health, and Professor of Anthropology and Sociology of Development in the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva; he also holds an honorary chair at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris which hosts researchers working on global health issues. Since 1994 he has worked extensively with community organisations responding to the HIV epidemic in West Africa. He continues to follow the evolving scientific and political response to HIV and Ebola in his current work. He draws on molecular epidemiology, global health and social theory to argue for a paradigm shift in eliminating infectious diseases.

Location: University Commons, Virginia Rooms C & D
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 29, 2016. 3 pm

Free and open to the public. View the event flyer here.

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