Kane Race

Professor Kane Race

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2020
  • Section(s): Cultural And Communication Studies


Kane Race is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. He is internationally recognised for his contribution to HIV social research and critical drug studies, where his research has offered new understandings of care practices and disease prevention in the context of biomedical, digital and other technological developments that have influenced public health practice as well as thinking in the fields of sexualities, cultural studies and social theory. His research has been published in key journals across the fields of cultural studies, sociology, HIV prevention and education, drug policy and gender and sexuality studies. He is the author of Pleasure Consuming Medicine: the queer politics of drugs (Duke University Press, 2009); Plastic Water: the social and material life of bottled water (with G. Hawkins and E. Potter, MIT Press, 2015) and The Gay Science: intimate experiments with the problem of HIV (Routledge, 2018).

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