O'Manique critically examines the evolution of the policy response to AIDS in Sub Saharan Africa through a feminist political economy lens, focusing on the relationship between neo liberalism, the spread of AIDS and the hegemonic policy response. It explores the ways in which AIDS has been constructed as a 'development' problem and how AIDS knowledges and institutions have evolved and have shaped interventions in the AIDS sector. Central to the analysis is a historical case study of Uganda.
Colleen O'Manique is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at Trent University. She has lived and worked in Uganda and Bolivia and has published in Southern Africa Report, Studies in Political Economy, and Canadian Journal of African Studies.