Mark Gasper

PhD, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture



Research interests

  • health
  • illness
  • sexuality
  • HIV

Mark is a Humanities PhD with a principal focus in sociology. Mark’s work draws on social and cultural theory on risk, as well as the sociology of knowledge, health and illness and sexuality to compare research production on gay men and HIV prevention, with the lived experiences of young HIV negative gay men who have been at risk for HIV. His work examines how these young gay men manage the uncertainties related to HIV prevention, why some gay men manage these uncertainties with more ease than others, and how risk tolerance becomes a core facet of subject formation and self-identity.

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