Joy Mutare Kanu

Joy is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences at Onondaga Community College, in Syracuse, New York.

She is also a doctoral student in sociology at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She graduated with an MBA from Syracuse’s Whitman School of Management with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Administration.

Her passion lies in studying how societies shape patterns of disease and particularly how capitalism and racism have impacted the way “third-world women” experience health and illness. Her dissertation work uses the transnational feminist frameworks and institutional ethnography to focus on how HIV/AIDS funding institutions have responded to HIV/AIDS and how these institutions create and implement HIV/AIDS prevention programmes targeted at African American women.

She is married and has four children.