The annual Dr. John Lamont Peterson Annual Research Symposium is the culminating event for participants in the Student Opportunities for AIDS/HIV Research (SOAR) program. The symposium features a keynote, and presentations by SOAR scholars who share findings from their behavioral and social science research related to HIV and/or sexual and gender minority populations.
This year’s keynote speech, “HIV/AIDS in Ethnographic Perspective: Black Women, Bodily Autonomy, & Reproductive Justice” is by Dr. Jallicia A. Jolly, an Assistant Professor in American Studies and Black Studies at Amherst College. Dr. Jolly researches and teaches on Black women’s health, grassroots activism, and reproductive justice; the transnational politics of gender, structural racism, sexuality, class, and health; intersectionality and HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and Caribbean; Black feminist health science, Black motherhood, and birth justice.
This symposium is free and open to the public. Portions of the symposium will be streamed on Zoom.
9:30 AM: Welcome Remarks
10:00 AM: SOAR Scholars Lightning Talks*
11:00 AM: Keynote Presentation by Jallicia A. Jolly*
12:00-12:45 PM: Lunch (provided for all registered attendees)
12:45- 1:45 PM: SOAR Scholars Poster Session
2:00 PM: SOAR Scholars Lightning Talks*
3:00 PM: Awards & Graduation*
4:00-5:00 PM: Reception