Louie Dean Valencia G'20

Louie Dean Valencia
Assistant Professor
History
Texas State University, San Marcos

ACLS Project Development Grants 2020
Assistant Professor
History
Texas State University, San Marcos
Creating European Communities against HIV/AIDS: Activism, Socialized Health Care, Scientific Research, and Education

This project offers the first comparative comprehensive historical study of the research, treatment, policy, activism, and public education undertaken during the first twenty years of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Western Europe. Using archives, public libraries, and oral histories, the project will show the value of international research collaboration, attention to marginalized communities, and a strong social safety net. It further shows the role of the rising European Union in the crisis. This grant will support archival research in Europe and the collection of oral histories.