November 22, 2016 – Global Health Humanities workshop with poet Kelley Swain

November 23, 2016 – Collaboration with David Rubenstein Rare Books & Manuscript Library

November 26, 2016 – Lancet publishes essay by Kearsley Stewart and Kelley Swain on student “Humument” project

December 9, 2016 – Students displaying their “Humument” HIV/AIDS artwork



Clips and Video from the Humument Project 2016!

Full Event:

November 31 – Three students discuss their “Humument” HIV/AIDS artwork

Ryan Fitgerald

Sarah Rapaport   

Edom Tilahun

Welcome to GLHLTH 302: “Global Narratives of HIV/AIDS” taught at Duke University.

Kearsley A. Stewart

Course Description:

How do we learn about the global experience of people living with HIV/AIDS? Read biographies, narratives, poetry, and blogs written by HIV+ persons, their families, friends, doctors, and caregivers; listen to stories told in film documentaries and on the internet; study interdisciplinary theories of identity and sexuality, illness narratives, narrative medicine, and doctor-patient communication; reflect on the different meanings of the AIDS experience for men and women, young and old, in rural and urban settings; and apply this new framework to investigate and analyze HIV/AIDS programs. This course focuses on HIV/AIDS in the USA and Africa (Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe). Students are also introduced to a newly-acquired HIV/AIDS and reproductive health archive in the Rubenstein Library and work on a creative art assignment related to the archive. Prior global health coursework recommended.