Eric Mykhalovskiy

Eric Mykhalovskiy joined the Legal Network’s board of directors in 2017.

Eric is a full professor in the Sociology Department at York University.  He has been involved in the HIV response for over two decades as an activist, researcher and, in the early years of the epidemic, as a community worker. Eric’s research focuses on the role that various forms of expertise play in governing contemporary health care problems.  A recurring focus of his work is the biomedical and broader institutional and discursive response to the HIV epidemic in Canada.

Eric was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research in the Faculty of Arts, York University, for 2006–2007.  In 2014, he received the Dorothy E. Smith Scholar-Activist Award conferred by the Society for the Study of Social Problems. In 2015, he received the inaugural Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Award for Distinction in Social Justice Research from York University. In 2017, he received the CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Award for the Social Sciences.

 Eric is a Senior Editor of the Canadian Journal of Public Health and a member of the International Advisory Board of Critical Public Health. From 2011–2015, he served as board member of the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario). He has served as a steering committee member of AIDS ACTION NOW! since 2008 and was a founding member of the Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law and HIV Exposure, an organization in which he continues to play an active role. Over the past 10 years he has published widely on the topic of HIV criminalization in Canada.

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