The activities of the Research Chair in HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health include teaching and pedagogy with regards to the epidemic. Such work can take various forms. From 2011-2013, I taught the interdisciplinary undergraduate course in HIV/AIDS. A copy of the course syllabus is available here :
I also regularly offer directed readings for graduate students working with me. These courses include topics such as
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Critical Social Science Perspectives on HIV/AIDS
- History of HIV/AIDS and Visual Culture
Some of my teaching is oriented specifically to community engagement and community initiatives. In the fall of 2013, I taught a directed reading on how to conduct interviews, as part of a project to teach three Theatre students how to gather data so they can eventually produce a documentary theatre piece on the history of AIDS Community Care Montréal (ACCM). In 2009 and 2010, I collaborated with the COCQ-Sida to teach two different courses on Community Based Research, one held in Montréal and one in Rimouski.
I work in collaboration with Universities Without Walls, and sit on their pedagogy committee. The Research Chair also organizes certain pedagogical activities to support young scholars, such as the Séminaire d’écriture pour les jeunes chercheurs.
If you are interested in graduate (MA, PhD) or postdoctoral studies in collaboration with the Research Chair on HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health, please contact Viviane Namaste directly.