Edgar Rivera Colón

Lecturer

Edgar Rivera Colón, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the Program in Narrative Medicine teaching qualitative research methods. Dr. Rivera Colón is a medical anthropologist who trains frontline African American and Latino/a HIV/AIDS activists in the use of ethnographic research methods in developing community-level interventions. For the last fifteen years, he has been conducting ethnographic research on New York City’s House Ball community. He is an expert on Latino gay and bisexual male sexual cultures and HIV and regularly trains public health professionals in cultural competency in working with Latino/a LGBTQ communities. Recently, Dr. Rivera Colón published “Between the Runway & the Empty Tomb: Bodily Transformation and Christian Praxis in New York City’s House Ball Community” in an edited volume by Dr. Samuel Cruz entitled Christianity and Culture in the City: A Postcolonial Approach. He is now working on a co-edited volume entitled Queer Latino/a Theologies and the Churches.

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