Morality, Structural Inequalities and HIV in Nigeria – Learning Lab, 17 March 2016

02 March 2016
Michelle Moore

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday 17 March 2016, 12pm noon GMT

Structural inequalities contribute significantly to the context of HIV risk in many settings around the world. Further, these inequalities are created and manifest themselves in moral as well as material ways. Using examples from long-term ethnographic research in Nigeria, focused specifically on gendered inequalities, this webinar explores how morality shapes people’s understandings of and behavioural responses to the AIDS epidemic.

Drawing on two studies – one examining unmarried young people and premarital sex, and the other on marriage and extramarital sex – the presentation shows how so-called risky behaviour is influenced by people’s efforts to live up to gendered moral expectations. It concludes by drawing some lessons for public health policy and programmes.


Daniel Jordan Smith is Professor of Anthropology, Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence, and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Brown University. His research interests include medical anthropology, anthropology and population, gender and political culture. 

Professor Smith's books include: 

His current book project focuses on masculinity in Nigeria, exploring the intertwining dynamics of money and intimacy, as gender sits at the centre of complex social transformations.


Publications by Professor Smith (Unfortunately, not all are open access).


8:00am Washington DC

12:00pm London

1:00pm Geneva

2:00pm Johannesburg

3:00pm Kampala/Mwanza

5:30pm New Delhi/Bangalore


To join the webinar, you must call in AND join online to hear audio and view the slides.

1. Register online now. You will then receive an email giving you the access code & toll-free numbers to dial.

2. Log in to Ready Talk as a participant online, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can see the slides. Access code 9272774.

3. Dial in to Ready Talk on your telephone, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can hear the presenter speaking. Access code 9272774.

Other toll-free numbers are available here. See your confirmation email for the link. Alternatively, dial the US toll-free number from Skype: 866.740.1260.

Please send enquiries to Michelle [dot] Moore [at] LSHTM [dot] ac [dot] uk by Friday 11 March 2016. 

Image: AIDS Billboard in Nigeria. Credit: Professor Daniel Jordan Smith/Brown University