University Forum Lecture: Infected Kin: Anthropology, Creative Writing, and AIDS in southern Africa

When

Apr. 16, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Auditorium
Ellen Block, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, St. John's University, and Will McGrath, Author/journalist

Description

The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture Series presents "Infected Kin: Anthropology, Creative Writing, and AIDS in southern Africa," a talk by Ellen Block, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, St. John's University and Will McGrath, Author/Journalist. 

 

AIDS has devastated communities across southern Africa. In Lesotho, where a quarter of adults are infected, the wide-ranging implications of the disease have been felt in every family, disrupting key aspects of social life. In this talk, Ellen Block and Will McGrath discuss their book Infected Kin, where they examine how AIDS mortality and the large number of AIDS orphans have changed the ways families care for each other. This unique collaboration uses both anthropological research and creative nonfiction to bring to life the joys and struggles of the Basotho people at the heart of the AIDS pandemic.

Price

FREE

Admission Information

The event is FREE and open to the public. 

Contact Information

Event Sponsor

Sponsored by UNLV College of Liberal Arts, the Dean’s Associates, and the Marjorie Barrick Museum and co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology, English, and Anthropology.

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