PANDEMICS + BOOKS: Publishing HIV/AIDS in the Early Covid Era

Panel Conversation, Virtual Event, All Ages

Publishing a book about HIV/AIDS is never easy. Doing so while a new pandemic emerges makes it harder. 

Join us for PANDEMICS + BOOKS where 20+ authors and editors of over 50 HIV/AIDS books released between 2020 and 2023 will gather online on Zoom to talk about their books and ongoing pandemics, and share their publishing experiences.

This is a perfect event for people who care about publishing, public health, and want to know the latest in HIV/AIDS related poetry, fiction, young adult, memoir, theory, and more. 

Check out PANDEMICS + BOOKS: A Non-Exhaustive list of HIV/AIDS books published 2020-2023:

Participant Bios

Over 20 writers and editors involved in this project have released an HIV/AIDS related book in the early COVID era (2020-2023), including organizers and writers Theodore (ted) Kerr and Alexandra Juhasz.

Theodore (ted) Kerr, is a Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based writer, organizer, and educator. He is an adjunct professor at The New School, and a founding member of the What Would an HIV Doula Do? collective. He was the guest editor of What You Don’t Know About AIDS Could Fill a Museum, for On Curating. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, The Advocate, The Body, Poz, and elsewhere including the academic publications WSQ, QED, and Drain. In 2017 he was an interviewer for Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. With Alexandra Juhasz, he is the co-author of We Are Having This Conversation Now: The Times of AIDS Culture Production (Duke, forthcoming), and is the guest curator of A People’s History of Pandemic: AIDS, Posters, and Stories of Public Health (National Library of Medicine, 2021).

Dr. Alexandra Juhasz,, is a Distinguished Professor of Film at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She makes and studies committed media practices that contribute to political change and individual and community growth. She has been making and thinking about AIDS activist video since the mid-80s. She is the author/editor of scholarly books on AIDS including AIDS TV (Duke, 1995) and AIDS and the Distribution of Crises (with Jih-Fei Cheng and Nishant Shahani, 2020), fake (and real) documentaries, YouTube, and black lesbian filmmaking (with Yvonne Welbon, Sisters in the Life: 25 Years of African-American Lesbian Filmmaking, Duke 2018). Her current work is on and about feminist Internet culture:

This program is organized by authors Theodore (ted) Kerr and Alexandra Juhasz as part of the 2023 Circa: Queer Histories Festival, presented by One Institute.