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Cindy Patton
(? - living) - U.S.A.

Cindy Patton

Professor, writer and AIDS activist


Dr. Cynthia Patton received her Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1992. The author of four books and 20 articles, Patton is a leading researcher in the area of AIDS-related illness. Patton was most recently an associate professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Cindy has worked in health research for two decades. She has published work in the areas of: social study of medicine (especially AIDS); social movement theory; gender studies; and media studies. She is the author of Fatal Advice (1995), Last Served: Gendering the HIV Pandemic (1994), Inventing AIDS (1990), Sex and Germs: The Politics of AIDS (1985).

In 2003 Cindy accepted a joint appointment to the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology and Women's Studies in May of 2003 as Canada Research Chair in Community, Culture, and Health, at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia.


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