Hidden Epidemics, Hidden People: HIV/AIDS, Black Queer Communities and Accounting for Missing Geographies | Triple G Colloquium

Fri, November 19, 2021 4:00 PM at Virtual

Join us on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 4:00 PM for another session of the 2021-22 Triple G Colloquium series as we welcome Dr. Aaron Mallory who will present "Hidden Epidemics, Hidden People: HIV/AIDS, Black Queer Communities and Accounting for Missing Geographies."

This talk seeks to expand the subdiscipline of Missing Geographies to consider the ways public health institutions and social-spatial accounting practices produce hidden epidemics. Through a careful consideration of the hidden epidemic’s impact on describing Black gender and sexual minorities’ relationship to HIV/AIDS, this talk gives theoretical weight to the term hidden epidemic articulating it as a problem of knowledge production. To do this, Dr. Mallory takes Black queer response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States South as a case study that demonstrates the social-spatial life of the hidden epidemic and how Black queer communities produce space in and outside of the statistical knowledges that have come to define HIV/AIDS. Although the talk will be delivered virtually, the goal is to create an interactive space and push back against what Dr. Mallory argues are bad trends in academic talks. 

Henceforth:  #makegeographyfunagain

Dr. Aaron Mallory is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and African American Studies at Florida State University. Aaron received their Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Minnesota. Aaron’s research is concerned with Black spatial production, Black Queer Health, and Black feminist knowledge production.

REGISTER AT: https://tinyurl.com/GGG-Nov21

Flyer for Triple G Colloquium with Dr. Aaron Mallory