Podcast Episode 29 – HIV/AIDS, Masculinity, and Disability

Nicholas Hrynyk (University of Toronto) discusses his work on queer and disability history, including his recent article on HIV/AIDS, masculinity, disease, and disability.

Episode Image: Cover of The Body Politic‘s October 1981 issue. The magazine subtitle is “A Magazine for Gay Liberation.” One of the featured headlines reads “‘Gay’ cancer? Or mass media scare? At last – some facts, p. 43.”

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About Our Guest

Nick Hrynyk is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His research interests include queer history, disability studies (past and present), feminist and gender studies, critical race studies, and visual culture. Nick’s current project examines both the structures of discrimination such as social and physical barriers that many gay men and lesbians with disabilities faced, as well as how they used style to navigate their disabilities in relationship to Toronto’s larger queer community between 1969 and 1995. His forthcoming manuscript, Politic-ing the Body is under contract with University of Toronto Press and he is currently working on a second co-authored manuscript titled, Anticipated Violence and the Queer Subject. Finally, Nick serves on the Historical Advisory Committee for the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity and is an affiliated member with the Carleton Centre for Public History at Carleton University and the Windsor-Essex Rainbow Alliance. His website is https://nicholas-hrynyk.com/ and you can find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-hrynyk-ph-d-923b285b/ .