REMAKING A LIFE: Celeste Watkins-Hayes

Northwestern professor Celeste Watkins-Hayes will discuss her new book “Remaking a Life:
How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality” for which she interviews over 100 HIV+ women over a decade about the effects of their disease. What she found was remarkable: for many of these women, contracting HIV/AIDS gave them a new lease on life, in large part because their diagnoses gave them access to the social safety with the help of activists.

Celeste Watkins-Hayes is Professor of Sociology and African American Studies and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. She is also the author of The New Welfare Bureaucrats: Entanglements of Race, Class, and Policy Reform