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Political Activism and Survival Strategies of Black girls & women living with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica

Souls: "From “at Risk” to Interdependent: The Erotic Life Worlds of HIV+ Jamaican Women."

Drawing from feminist ethnographic research on the grassroots organizing of HIV-positive Jamaican women in Kingston, Jamaica, I delineate how young women in an HIV/AIDS activist organization, EVE for Life, develop and cultivate HIV/AIDS care strategies through women-centered networks. I read these networks as intentional communities of interdependence and psychosocial care, rather than simply invisible “at-risk” groups or passive victims subjected to “a paralyzing plague"

Feminist Anthropology: "At the Crossroads: Caribbean Women and (Black) Feminist Ethnography in the Time of HIV/AIDS

This research article illustrates how feminist analyses and insights chart possible futures for doing more ethically and politically invested ethnographic work that emerges from the lives and experiences of Black women across the African diaspora and women in the "Global South"

Book Manuscript: Ill Erotics: Black Caribbean Women and Self-Making in the Time of HIV/AIDS (University of California Press)

Jallicia Jolly writes an ethnography and oral history that explores how the politics of HIV care and self-making meet in young Black women’s everyday confrontations with illness, reproductive violence, and inequality in this unique pandemic-inflected era of HIV/AIDS in postcolonial Jamaica. Foregrounding the reproductive justice organizing of Black Jamaican women, Ill Erotics chronicles how they build empowerment and self-care around disability, class oppression, severe impoverishment, and lack of access to health care.

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