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Robert Lorway




Dr. Robert Lorway is a professor of medical anthropology in the Institute for Global Public Health, University of Manitoba, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Intervention Politics and Social Transformation. His research analyzes how forms of intervention life unfurl around transnationally-mediated attempts to alleviate the suffering of stigmatized people. He has written two books on the subject, Namibia’s Rainbow Project: Gay Rights in an African Nation, and AIDS Activism, Science and Community across Three Continents.


Oo, Myo Minn, Samantha Moore, Suzanne Gibbons, Wendy Adhiambo, Peter Muthoga, Naomi Siele, Maureen Akolo, et al. 2023. “High Prevalence of Vaccine‐preventable Anal Human Papillomavirus Infections Is Associated with HIV Infection among Gay, Bisexual, and Men Who Have Sex with Men in Nairobi, Kenya.” Cancer Medicine 12 (12): 13745–57.,

Lorway, Robert R., Pascal Macharia, John Maina, John Mathenge, Samuel Anyula Gorigo, Lyle R. McKinnon, Parinita Bhattacharjee, et al. 2022. “An Urgent Call to Include Men Who Have Sex with Men in the HPV Immunisation Programme in Kenya.” BMJ Global Health 7 (9): e009831.,

McPhail, Deborah, Robert Lorway, and Claudyne Chevrier. 2022. “Safe Spaces That Matter: Material Semiotics, Affective Bodies and Queer Readings of Clinical Spaces in Winnipeg, Canada.” SSM – Qualitative Research in Health 2: 100126.

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