Caster Semenya and athletic excellence: a critique of Olympic sex-testing

Caster Semenya at the 2010 Memorial Van Damme, Brussels, Belgium; Photo: Erik van Leeuwen

A surprise at the Olympic Opening Ceremony

The Olympic Games officially begin tomorrow, July 27th. Despite the organizers’ best efforts, details regarding the opening ceremony have inevitably leaked, spoiling much of the surprise. However, the recent announcement by the South African Olympic committee …


Global Mental Health and its Discontents

The field of Global Mental Health (GMH) is an emerging formation of knowledge and practice seeking to address mental illness on a global scale. A growing body of research has established mental illness as one of the most pressing “burdens of disease” (Lancet series, 2007). Recently, an article in Nature entitled “Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health

Web Roundups

Broadsheets: Run-Up to the 2012 AIDS Conference

Broadsheets will keep track of and report on the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington D.C. between July 22-27.  Reports will rely upon the chatter around the venue, and circulating news in social and popular on-line media. We will specifically pay attention to the presence of the organizations whose websites we have been tracking.

Starting with them, tracked sites …

In the Journals

Transcriptions – In the Journals – July 2012 – part II

HIV Treatment As Prevention 

The upcoming International AIDS Conference in Washington DC looks to be dominated by  Treatment as Prevention (TasP), and biomedical prevention technologies more broadly, as the next big breakthrough in HIV. At Transcriptions we’re starting a series exploring the debate in order build a critical conversation about the way in which biomedical prevention technologies are being conceptualized, …

In the Journals

Transcriptions – In the Journals – July 2012 – part I

Here I review a range of academic journals over the past two months on global health and HIV, mindful of the fact that many of these pieces will inform the upcoming International AIDS Conference. At Transcriptions, we’re trying to bring together activists, scholars, physicians and others into conversation, so when a scholarly article appears on civil society and a global …


Announcements July 15, 2012

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Call for Papers

Conference Announcements

Call for PhD Student Applications

Call for Nominations


“Keep the Promise on HIV/AIDS” March on Washington Set for Opening Day of International AIDS Conference

Thousands Expected to Gather at Washington Monument for Rally & March July 22nd at 2:00 pm; 1,432 Organizations from 103 Countries and 2,333