Theodore K. Gideonse

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Assistant Professor of Teaching
Public Health

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2013, Anthropology
M.F.A., New School for Social Research, 2005, Creative Writing
B.A., Harvard University, 1996, Social Anthropology

ORCiD: 0000-0002-1802-5711

Phone: (949) 8244593

University of California, Irvine
Anteater Instruction & Research Offices (AIRB)
653 E. Peltason Dr.
Room 2013
Mail Code: 3957
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
HIV/AIDS, substance use, incarceration, public health communication, health provider education, qualitative methods, ethnography
Postdoctoral Fellow in Global HIV/AIDS Prevention Research
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Jul 2013 – Jul 2016
Lea, Charles H., Theodore K. Gideonse, and Nina T. Harawa. 2018. “An Examination of Consensual Sex in a Men's Jail.” International Journal of Prisoner Health 14(1):56-62. doi: 10.1108/IJPH-08-2016-0047
Gideonse, Theodore K. 2017. “Methamphetamine Addiction, HIV-Infection, and Gay Men: Stigma and Suffering” in Foundations of BioSocial Health: Stigma & Illness Interactions, edited by S. Lerman, B. Ostrach, and M. Singer. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Gideonse, Theodore K. 2016. Framing Samuel See: The Discursive Detritus of the Moral Panic over the ‘Double Epidemic’ of Methamphetamines and HIV among Gay Men. International Journal of Drug Policy. 28:98-105. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.10.010
Gideonse, Theodore K. 2016. Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany by John Borneman and Hound Pound Narrative: Sexual Offender Habilitation and the Anthropology of Therapeutic Intervention by James B. Waldram. Ethos 44(4):e18-e22.
Gideonse, Theodore K. 2015. Pride, Shame, and the Trouble with Trying to Be Normal. Ethos 43(4):332–52. doi: 10.1111/etho.12100
Gideonse, Theodore K. 2015. Survival Tactics and Strategies of Meth-Using HIV+ Men Who Have Sex with Men in San Diego. PLoS ONE 10(9):e0139239. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139239
Gideonse, Theodore K. 2010. The Anthropology of AIDS: A Global Perspective by Patricia Whelehan, with Contributions by Thomas Budd. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 24(1):133–35.
Professional Societies
American Public Health Association
American Anthropology Association
Society for Applied Anthropology
Other Experience
Newsweek 1997—1999

US Researcher
Guinness World Records 2001—2001

Literary Agent and Foreign Rights Manager
Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency 2002—2005

Film Critic
San Diego LGBT Weekly 2011—2017

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