[Air-L] CFP: Knowledge of HIV/AIDS in STS, 4S 2023 Open Panel

Marika L. Cifor mcifor at ucla.edu
Tue Apr 18 08:18:59 PDT 2023

CFP: Knowledge of HIV/AIDS in STS: Archives, Science, and Participation, 4S
2023 <https://www.4sonline.org/call_for_submissions.php> Open Panel

Submissions open at the end of April and are due by May 26, 2023.

CFP: Knowledge of HIV/AIDS in STS: Archives, Science, and Participation, 4S
2023 <https://www.4sonline.org/call_for_submissions.php> Open Panel

This open panel seeks presentations that synthesize across the social,
historical and sociotechnical studies of HIV/AIDS throughout the past 40+
years in North America and the world. We particularly welcome
investigations that focus on one or more of the following: (1) the archives
that undergird our memory and memory-making practices; (2) scientific and
biomedical investigations, their contributions, failures and controversies;
and (3) community participation, such as activism and community advocacy.
STS scholarship on HIV/AIDS has distinct phases. Prior to 1996, before
effective HIV treatments became available, it was marked by widespread
social inquiry. With the advent of antiretroviral treatments, public
attention waned and scholarly fragmentation occurred. The mistaken
underlying rationale was that this pandemic was over (or at least
well-managed). Biomedical innovation, inflected by activist engagement, did
result in treatments that can enable people living with HIV to live near a
full lifespan. However, antiretroviral therapies come with side effects,
require resources and stability to remain in care, and are dependent on the
pharmaceutical industry and strained health systems. HIV has become a long
pandemic – one that is both exceptional and intersects with ongoing human
rights, socioeconomic, and public health crises. We seek submissions that
take a long view, bridging historical STS work with contemporary
trajectories in the field, including about the nature of expertise,
knowledge production, archives, and activist and community participation in
technoscience. Beyond this panel, the organizers aim to foster long-term
intellectual community formation around synthetic understandings of
long-pandemic of HIV/AIDS.

*Contact: *mcifor at uw.edu, dribes at uw.edu with any questions about this open

*Keywords: *Social Movements and STS, Forms and Practices of Expertise,
Medicine and Healthcare, Histories of science; Queer STS; Feminist STS;
Pandemic; Archive; Information technology

Marika Cifor, PhD
Assistant Professor
Information School, University of Washington
Box 352840 - Mary Gates Hall, Ste. 370
Seattle, WA 98195-2840
mcifor at uw.edu
pronouns: she/her/hers

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