Todd Sekuler

Todd Sekuler holds a PhD from the Institut für Europäische Ethnologie at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a Master in Public Health (MPH) - with a focus on sexuality, gender and health - from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York City. He has worked on various HIV/AIDS-related research projects in and on the field of public health: at the Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale in Paris about the risk and rates of HIV/AIDS infection among trans* persons in France; at the Robert-Koch-Institut and at the Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung on the European and German data sets from the European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS), and most recently as part of the Aids-Geschichte ins Museum! (AMAIK) and EUROPACH project teams. He has also co-organized various events on the cultural politics of HIV/AIDS, including a film and video series that accompanied the exhibition of photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe at C/O Berlin, an event on ACT UP groups in Germany at the neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), a discussion and screening on AIDS, activism and video art at Bochum University, a sound installation on religiosity and AIDS activism at the international queer audio festival ECHOS+NETZE, and a discussion on HIV/AIDS in cinema at the XPosed International Queer Film Festival. Currently based at the Institut für Europäische Ethnologie at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Sekuler has worked over the past three years together with Dr. Agata Dziuban investigating European-level HIV/AIDS policy making, negotiation and contestation as part of EUROPACH. Ongoing collaborators include, in addition to the EUROPACH research team, Aykan Safoğlu, Karin Michalski, Katrin Köppert, Omar Kasmani and Eugen Januschke.