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Chase Ledin is a cultural historian, philosopher, and sexual health researcher. His work explores the sociology of health, the use of biomedicine(s) in queer communities, and the cultural histories of chronic HIV. Chase is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. He seeks to continue his work as a university researcher and lecturer.
Biomedicine & Biopolitics; Cultural Studies; Gay & Lesbian Studies; Historiography; HIV/AIDS; Sexual Health; Sociology of Health & Illness
Doctor of Philosophy, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
Thesis: “Post-AIDS: Viral Futures and the Aftering of HIV/AIDS Histories.”
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Master of Arts, Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory (distinction)
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, Honors English and Sexuality Studies (magna cum laude)
Senior Project: “Methods for Implementing Gender-Inclusive Housing at The Ohio State University: Benchmark Study.”
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Certification, HIV Community Educator Training
JustUs Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Advanced Certification, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Training: Grammar and Language Awareness, Telephone and Large Class Teaching, Advanced Teaching English Online
TEFL-UK, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
“Gender Politics and Trans Visibility in Gender-Inclusive Housing.” National Association of Student Personnel Administrators GLBT Knowledge Community White Paper (Fall 2014): 7-9.
Stoner, Andrew E. (2019). The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts. Book review. Media History. Forthcoming 2020.
Atanasoski, Neda, and Kalindi Vora. (2019). Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures. Book review. Fantastika Journal. Forthcoming 2020.
Kagan, Dion. (2018). Positive Images: Gay Men and HIV/AIDS in the Culture of Post-Crisis. Book review. The Journal of Homosexuality. Forthcoming 2019.
Lothian, Alexis. (2018). Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility (2018). Book review. Fantastika Journal. Forthcoming 2019.
“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” and “From a fat roll on my stomach.” 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.
“What Would All-Male Sex Ed Look Like for Queer Boys?” Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society. University of Edinburgh. August 2019. Web.
“Is PrEP a Queer Technology?” Oxford Queer Studies Network. December 2018. Web.
“What are People Learning about HIV/AIDS in the PrEP Era? What are Serosorting, ‘Inevitable’ Transmission, and U=U?” Instinct Magazine. Cross-posted interview with Gareth Johnson. 24 November 2018. Web.
“I Come in Contact with HIV Every Day.” Mainly Male. Interview with Gareth Johnson. June 2018. Web.
“Gender-Inclusive Housing Initiative Inspired by Undergraduate Research of Young Alumnus.” Research Spotlight. College of Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University. 20 April 2015. Web.
Haunting Our Bodies. Creative Graphics Workshop. Festival of Bodies, Being Human Festival. Edinburgh, Scotland.
120 Beats per Minute. Community Screening and Dialogue. Sci Screen, British Science Association. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Guest Speaker. Tales from the Tea Room (podcast). 24 April 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, London. 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. The 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, State University of New York, Albany, New York, USA. 10-12 April 2015.
“Gender-Inclusive Housing 101.” Northeast Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Conference. University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, 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.
Scholarships, Grants, and Awards
Postgraduate Research Expenses Grant. Edinburgh College of Art (conference funds).
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 Honor 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. Health, Ethics and Society Seminar. Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh. September 2019-May 2020.
English Second Language (ESL) Teacher, iTutorGroup. May 2018-Present.
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. Independent Tutoring. 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.
Co-Convener, Queer Researchers Network
Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities
Book Reviewer, Fantastika Journal.