Lydia Boyd

Lydia Boyd is an assistant professor of African, African American, and Diaspora studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Preaching Prevention · Born-Again Christianity and the Moral Politics of AIDS in Uganda
By Lydia Boyd

Preaching Prevention examines the controversial U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative to “abstain and be faithful” as a primary prevention strategy in Africa. This ethnography of the born-again Christians who led the new anti-AIDS push in Uganda provides insight into both what it means for foreign governments to “export” approaches to care and treatment and the ways communities respond to and repurpose such projects.

“A fascinating, fresh, original ethnography of born-again Christians in Kampala, Uganda.”

Holly Hanson, author of Landed Obligation: The Practice of Power in Buganda