Surveying the Criminalization of HIV in the United States
A Williams Institute Works-in-Progress Series
Trevor Hoppe, PhD Candidate, Sociology & Women’s Studies, University of Michigan
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
UCLA School of Law – Room 1314
*Lunch will be provided.
About: Trevor Hoppe is a Ph.D. candidate in the joint program in Sociology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. His dissertation examines the application of HIV law in Michigan, particularly how health officials, district attorneys, and judges interpret and apply the criminal disclosure law that makes it a felony for HIV-positive people to have sex without first disclosing their HIV-positive status. His research examines how medical and legal institutions and authorities regulate and control sexuality. He holds an MPH degree from the University of Michigan, as well as a MA in Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University. His research has been published in Social Problems and Sexualities, and has won numerous awards. He is currently working on two book projects. His first, Criminally Sick, expands on his dissertation research on Michigan to examine the criminal regulation of HIV in the United States more broadly. The second, Sex and Justice, is a collection of essays co-edited with David Halperin that analyzes the criminal regulation of sex.