Sabbatical Lecture: Dr. Cheryl Anderson
What About Females?
The Continuing Challenges of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
Dr. Cheryl Anderson
Professor of Old Testament
11:10 a.m. | Room 205, Main Building
Although major medical advances have been made in the treatment of HIV, thousands of new infections still occur each month. Recent statistics show a disturbing trend of increased infections of females, especially females of African descent. For her sabbatical lecture and in honor of Women’s History Month, Prof. Anderson will discuss the social and economic dynamics behind those statistics. Based on her experiences in South Africa and Brazil, as well as the United States, she will explain why those dynamics present continuing challenges to the Church and its traditional response to the pandemic.
About Dr. Cheryl Anderson
Dr. Cheryl Anderson is Professor of the Old Testament at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She is the author of Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009). Her current research interests involve contextual and liberationist readings of Scripture in the age of HIV and AIDS. As part of her work, she has done research in the United States, South Africa, Cuba, and Brazil.