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In the Media: Jih-Fei Cheng Discusses the AIDS Epidemic as a Network of Overlapping Crises with The Body

Assistant Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Jih-Fei Cheng discussed the new book AIDS and the Distribution of Crises, which he coedited, with The Body. “AIDS can be thought of as a culmination of a certain historical moment, if we want to think about the ’80s and early ’90s,” Cheng said. “And it is also a result of much longer historical traumas . . . such as colonialism, the development of racists and racism, heterosexism and patriarchy, Global North/Global South conditions,” as well as the emergence of queerness as politics. Cheng’s research was also profiled in the Spring 2020 issue of Scripps magazine.

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