Max Rady College of Medicine
Community Health Sciences
Room 070 - 771 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0T6
Robert Lorway’s research is concerned with the social study of global health interventions, particularly those designed to improve the lives of marginalized populations in Africa and Asia.
Theoretically, his work attempts to understand how contemporary global health interventions enact forms of governance that shape new modalities of citizenship and ‘make up’ communities and subjectivities for health service delivery schemes.
At the same time, he grapples with the concrete public health implications of these emergent forms of sociality. Robert’s theoretical engagements are firmly rooted in collaborative public health projects conducted with members of community-based organizations.
Robert Lorway is a professor of community health sciences in the Institute for Global Public Health where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Intervention Politics and Social Transformation.
His research analyzes how intervention life unfurls around transnationally-mediated attempts to alleviate people’s suffering. He has written two books on the subject, Namibia’s Rainbow Project: Gay Rights in an African Nation, and AIDS Activism, Science and Community across Three Continents. In his current book project, Demonopolizing Science: Sex Worker Activism and Global Health, he examines how sex workers reassemble scientific knowledge to pinpoint and defy the undemocratic imperatives in attempts to govern the health of “key populations”.
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociocultural Medical Anthropology, University of Toronto (2005)
Master's degree in Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University (1998)
Bachelor of Arts with Honors, St. Mary’s University (1995)
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