Shakeisha Wilson, a Commonwealth Development Scholar pursuing full-time doctoral studies at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand has been named by the American Men’s Studies Association its 2016 Frankel Award Scholar. She will receive the award and present her paper: “Challenging, reconciling and renegotiating masculinity in the context of ARV treatment for HIV positive men in Jamaica,” at AMSA’s 2016 Conference, March 31-April 3, 2016 in Ann Arbor.
Prior to her doctoral work, she was a lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica where she taught courses related to the fields of Sociology, Social Work, Social Policy and Development. Shakeisha maintains a keen interest in working at the grassroots level, evidenced in her previous voluntary work with youth and HIV-related NGOs in Jamaica. Her research interests include men’s health and the rights and well-being of marginalized populations such as persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and persons with disabilities. She is currently a member of the International AIDS Society.