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Chase Ledin is a cultural theorist and sexual health researcher. His work explores queer cultural histories of HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom, United States, and France. He is also interested in queer STS and the cultural histories of biomedicine. Chase is currently a 3rd-year PhD researcher in the Centre for Biomedicine, Self, and Society at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He seeks to continue his work as a university researcher and lecturer.
Biomedicine; Biopolitics; Cultural Studies; Film Studies; Health Narratology; History of Western Medicine; HIV/AIDS; Queer Studies; Sexual Health; Sociology of Health & Illness
Doctor of Philosophy, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
Thesis: “Post-AIDS Futures: Queer AIDS Media, PrEP and the Cultures of HIV Intervention.”
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Master of Arts, Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory
Thesis: “The ‘End of AIDS’: Toward a Theory of Death in the New Chronic Mode.”
King’s College London, England, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Arts, Honours English and Sociology of Sexuality
Senior Project: “Methods for Implementing Gender-Inclusive Housing at The Ohio State University: A Benchmark Study.”
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Articles (peer-reviewed journals):
Ledin, C. (forthcoming). “Framing Post-Crisis in 120BPM.” Modern and Contemporary France. Special Issue: Robin Campillo’s 120 Battements par minute (2017): Screening AIDS, Activism, and Queer Identity in Contemporary France.
Ledin, C., and Weil, B. (forthcoming). ‘Test Now, Stop HIV’: COVID-19 Pandemic and the ‘End of HIV’. Culture, Health and Sexuality. (Special Issue: Viral Times: Re-thinking COVID-19 and HIV).
Møller, K., and Ledin, C. (2021). “Viral Hauntology: Specters of AIDS in Infrastructures of Gay Sexual Sociability,” in: Affects, Interfaces, Events. Vancouver: Imbricate!
Lothian, A. (2018). Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility. Book review. Fantastika Journal. July 2020.
Milanich, N. (2019). Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father. Book review. New Genetics and Society. June 2020.
Kagan, D. (2018). Positive Images: Gay Men and HIV/AIDS in the Culture of Post-Crisis. Book review. The Journal of Homosexuality. February 2020.
Stoner, A. (2019). The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts. Book review. Media History. December 2019.
Ledin, C. (2020). “Desiring Objects.” The Polyphony. 4 Jun.
Weil, B., & Ledin, C. (2019). “PrEP at the After/Party: The ‘Post-AIDS’ Politics of Frank Ocean’s ‘PrEP+’.” Somatosphere. 4 Nov.
Ledin, C. (2019). “The Mundane Virus.” The Polyphony. 11 Oct.
“Busted, In Holborn.” Chelsea Station Magazine, November 2015.
“Seventh Shard.” Rogue Poetry Review, September 2015.
“Madame Mñ,” “Near Home,” and “Photogenic.” A Literation Magazine, May 2015.
“Sexual Illusions.” Glitterwolf Magazine, Issue Seven, April 2015.
“The Artist and the Poet.” Glitterwolf Magazine, Issue Six, April 2014.
“Rain Bucket.” Mosaic Magazine at The Ohio State University, April 2013.
“Smoke Ring Heritage.” Glitterwolf Magazine, Issue One, April 2012.
Gubacsi, B. (2020). “Being Human – Haunting Our Bodies Workshop.” The Polyphony. 7 Feb.
Ledin, C. (2019). “What Would All-Male Sex Ed Look Like for Queer Boys?” Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society. University of Edinburgh. 6 Nov.
Ledin, C. (2018). “Is PrEP a Queer Technology?” Oxford Queer Studies Network. 6 Dec.
Dupuis, A. (2018). “What are People Learning about HIV/AIDS in the PrEP Era? What are Serosorting, ‘Inevitable’ Transmission, and U=U?” Interview. Instinct Magazine. 24 Nov.
Kime, M. (2015). “Gender-Inclusive Housing Initiative Inspired by Undergraduate Research of Young Alumnus.” Research Spotlight. College of Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University. 20 Apr.
Ledin, C. (2014). “Gender Politics and Trans Visibility in Gender-Inclusive Housing.” National Association of Student Personnel Administrators GLBT Knowledge Community White Paper (Washington, D.C.), pp. 7-9.
Centre for Biomedicine, Self & Society Showcase. Usher Institute Annual Lecture & Showcase. University of Edinburgh. Online.
Townhall Talk. The Fathers Project dir. Leo Herrera. GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2020. Online.
Haunting Our Bodies. Creative Graphics Workshop with Garry McLaughlin. Festival of Bodies, Being Human Festival. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Screening and Film Talk. 120 Beats per Minute dir. Robin Campillo. Sci-Screen, British Science Association. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Guest Speaker. Tales from the Tea Room (podcast). 24 Apr.
Conferences and Presentations
“Viral Hauntology: Spectres of AIDS in Infrastructures of Gay Sexual Sociability.” Co-presentation with Kristian Møller. Viral Masculinities Conference. Virtual. 11 September 2020.
“PrEP at the After/Party: The ‘Post-AIDS’ Politics of Frank Ocean’s “PrEP+”. Co-authored with Ben Weil (presenter). EASST/4S. Virtual. 18-21 August 2020.
“Post-Viral Futures: The Politics of AIDS Histories in Leo Herrera’s ‘The Fathers Project’.” HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century: Memorialisation, Representation and Temporality. University of Manchester, England. 16-17 January 2020.
“Post-AIDS: Viral Futures and the After/ing of HIV/AIDS Histories.” Centre for Biomedicine, Self & Society. University of Edinburgh, Scotland. 17 October 2019.
“The Poly/Sex Matrix, or Theory after Sex-Talk.” Gayness in Queer Times Conference. University of Brighton, England. 13-14 June 2019.
“After ACT UP: Activism, Intimacy and the Post-Crisis Project.” 120 Beats per Minute Symposium. King’s College London, England. 10-11 May 2019.
“Queer Anticipation, HIV and the Politics of Negotiated Safety.” Curious Symposium. Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. 5 December 2018.
“Conceptualising PrEP as Play: HIV and Negotiated Safety.” Usher Social Science Seminar. University of Edinburgh, Scotland. 4 December 2018.
“Queer Approaches: Teaching the HIV Epidemic in Secondary Education.” Critically Queer Conference. University of Bristol, England. 20-21 September 2018.
“(Critical) Queer Histories.” Panel Chair. Critically Queer Conference. The University of Bristol, England. 20-21 September 2018.
“Grind(r)ing for Utopia: On Utopian Aesthetics and Developing Queer Community in Digital Contexts.” Utopian Acts Conference. London, England. 1 September 2018.
“The Subject (R)evolution of HIV Ink and Bodies that Care.” Panel: “Of Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Augmentations: The Modified Body in Literature and Culture.” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. 12-15 April 2018.
“On Performing the Epidemic Imaginary and Post-AIDS Discourse.” Queer Places, Practices, and Lives III Symposium. The Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio, USA. 12-13 May 2017.
“HIV Ink: Complicating the Performance of Viral Ownership.” Queer Performance Now Conference. King’s College London, England. 3 June 2016.
“The Face of the HIV Activist: A Critical Account of Stigma in 2016.” English Postgraduate Research Forum. King’s College London, England. 24 February 2016.
“Gender-Inclusive Housing 201.” Northeast Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Conference. University at Albany, SUNY, New York, USA. 10-12 April 2015.
“Gender-Inclusive Housing 101.” Northeast Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Conference. University at Albany, SUNY, New York, USA. 10-12 April 2015.
“Situating Gender in Gender-Inclusive Housing.” Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference. Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA. 13-15 February 2015.
“Complicating Identitarian Space: The Queer Potential of Gender-Inclusive Housing.” Queer Places, Practices, and Lives II Symposium. The Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio, USA. 16 May 2014.
“On Gender-Inclusive Housing.” Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Advisory Committee. The Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio, USA. 24 April 2014.
“Methods for Implementing Gender-Inclusive Housing at OSU.” English Undergraduate Studies Forum. Department of English, The Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio, USA. 17 April 2014.
“Where’s the Room for Heteronormativity in Gender-Inclusive Housing?” Undergraduate Queer Studies Conference, Ohio University. Athens, Ohio, USA. 11 April 2014.
“Methods for Implementing Gender-Inclusive Housing at OSU.” Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio, USA. 26 March 2014.
Seminars & Workshops
Convener. Desiring Objects, Desiring Archives. Thinking Through Things Online Workshop. November 2020.
Participant. A History of Public Health in Post-War Britain. Online Seminar. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. April 2020.
Participant. COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus. Online Seminar. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. March 2020.
Participant. Thinking Through Things. ECR Medical Humanities Training. Wellcome Collections, London, UK. 12 Feb 2020.
Scholarships, Grants, and Awards
Postgraduate Research Expenses Grant. Edinburgh College of Art (£180). March 2020. Declined due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Conference Travel Grant. Centre for Biomedicine, Self & Society, University of Edinburgh (£180). February 2020. Declined due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Postgraduate Research Expenses Grant. Autumn 2019. Edinburgh College of Art. (£250)
Postgraduate Research Expenses Grant. Spring 2019. Edinburgh College of Art. (£450)
Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship. The University of Edinburgh (Ph.D. funding).
Edinburgh College of Art Ph.D. Scholarship. The University of Edinburgh (Ph.D. funding).
C.A.I.T.Y. Travel Grant. Northeast MLA (NeMLA) Convention 2018, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. April 13-15, 2018.
Buckeye Pride Community Impact Award (for the Implementation of Gender-Inclusive Housing at OSU). Presented by the Multicultural Center, The Ohio State University, USA. April 22, 2014.
Honorable Mention in Humanities Research. English Undergraduate Studies Forum, Department of English, The Ohio State University, USA. April 21, 2014.
Margaret Shifter Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership. Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, The Ohio State University Chapter, USA. April 4, 2014.
Second Place in Humanities Research: “Methods for Implementing Gender-Inclusive Housing at OSU.” Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University, USA. March 26, 2014.
Mortar Board National College Senior Honour Society. Initiate of the Mabel G. Freeman Chapter at The Ohio State University, USA. April 2013.
Ohio State University Board of Trustees Student Recognition Award. Presented by the Ohio State Board of Trustees, The Ohio State University, USA. September 2012.
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Initiate of the Alpha Pi Iota Chapter at The Ohio State University, USA. February 2012.
Social Science Tutor. Social and Ethical Aspects of Medicine. Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh. September 2020-May 2021.
Humanities Tutor. Contemporary Cinema. Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. January 2020-May 2021.
Exam Marker. History of Western Medicine. School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. December 2019.
Social Science Tutor. Health, Ethics and Society. Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh. September 2019-May 2020.
English Second Language (ESL) Teacher. iTutorGroup. May 2018-November 2019.
Teaching Assistant. Burnsville High School, ISD 191. Aug 2017-Jun 2018.
Teaching Assistant (Symbols & Structure in Literature, Art & Film), Duke’s Talent Identification Program (TIP), Duke University – East Campus. Jun 2015.
Analytical Writing Tutor. Hilliard, Ohio (USA). Aug 2014 – May 2015.
English Enrichment Tutor. Young Scholars College Success Program, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, The Ohio State University. Aug 2014.
Teaching Assistant (Apocalyptic Literature; Creative Writing). Duke’s Talent Identification Program (TIP), University of Georgia. Jun – Jul 2014.
Peer Reviewer for Culture, Health and Sexuality; Fantastika Journal; MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture; and Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network.
Volunteer, SX – Sexual Health & Wellbeing for GBMSM
Waverley Care, Edinburgh, Scotland