Dan Smith, Department of Anthropology, Brown University,
"Morality and Behavior During Nigeria's AIDS Epidemic."
About the Talk
Professor Smith’s talk draws on his recent book,AIDS Doesn’t Show Its Face: Inequality, Morality, and Social Change in Nigeria(University of Chicago Press, 2014), which analyzes popular responses to the AIDS epidemic as a vehicle to understand wider social phenomena. Specifically, the talk will examine how moralistic interpretations of AIDS in Nigeria have had behavioral consequences that inhibit the efficacy of prevention and treatment interventions.