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Kane Race

Kane Race (BA (Hons.), LLB, PhD, FAHA) is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney and an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His work approaches drugs and the transformations that drugs are taken to induce as significant elements in the crafting of effective history.  He has particular interest in drug practices that have emerged in connection with cultural and sociotechnical responses to HIV/AIDS, from the clinical repurposing of antiretroviral drugs to prevent and control infection to subcultural uses of stimulants to create and sustain certain forms of sexual sociability.

He is the author of several books, among them Pleasure Consuming Medicine: the queer politics of drugs (Duke University Press, 2009) and The Gay Science: intimate experiments with HIV (Routledge, 2018).

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