Political Science Professor Will Speak on AIDS and the Black Community.

Cathy Cohen, professor of political science and African American studies at Yale, will be a guest speaker at the Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) on February 23.

The lecture, titled “AIDS, Homophobia and the Politics of Black Communities,” is part of the Public Health Grand Rounds series of EPH.

Cohen has been on the Yale faculty since 1992. She is the author of many articles and papers on such subjects as the political aspects of gender, women in the political arena, public policies regarding AIDS and African-American disfranchisement. Her book “The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics” appeared in 1999 and “Women Transforming Politics: An Alternative Reader,” which she edited and co-wrote, was published in 1997. She lectures frequently and widely at such disparate venues as law schools, medical schools, cultural centers and conferences on gender studies.

Cohen has received grants and fellowships from the Ford Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among others, and is active at an administrative level in many of the professional associations that reflect her academic interests.

The talk will take place in the Winslow Auditorium of the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street, at noon.

For more information, call 785-2867.

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