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(Cancelled) Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness

April 02 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Students, faculty, and members of the community are invited to join the Departments of Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Nursing in welcoming Dr. Trevor Hoppe to Mars Hill University on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in Belk Auditorium to present his work, Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness.

Dr. Trevor Hoppe, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has expertise in the areas of crime, deviance, and social control; gender and sexuality; medical sociology; and the sociology of law. This presentation will focus on Dr. Hoppe’s research and analysis of the AIDS epidemic and its link to punishment. In his lecture, Dr. Hoppe will explain how the AIDS epidemic has impacted criminal law and stigmatized people living with disease – particularly minorities and economically disadvantaged populations. Punishing Disease has been awarded the Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Studies (2018), American Sociological Association Section on Sexualities Book Award (2019), and the Edwin H. Sutherland Outstanding Scholarship Book Award (2019).

A book signing will follow the presentation. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Punishing Disease to be signed by the author following the presentation, please contact Dr. Kweilin Lucas (kweilin_lucas@mhu.edu) by February 28th, 2020. Copies of the book will not be sold at the event, and will only be offered by pre-sale.


April 02
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Belk Auditorium
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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