Chase Ledin is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the University of Edinburgh. His project explores the cultural implications of ‘post-AIDS’ discourse in the Global North since the mid-1990s. In particular, the project draws on archival materials, moving-image productions, public health campaigns, and related ephemera to interrogate the evolution of the ‘end of AIDS’ representational politics across biomedical, social, and cultural platforms. His interdisciplinary scholarship cuts across medical humanities, science and technology studies, queer cultural studies, and film studies. Outwith research, Chase is interested in the development of queer sexual health education and policy in Scotland and the movement to standardise HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use across the United Kingdom. His creative work contributes to ongoing projects to historicize and archive HIV/AIDS narratives and includes critical writing about polyamory, the ethics of sexual health education, and the cultural histories of sexual objects.
See what Chase has been posting on The Polyphony here.