Jakarta Indonesia | Robert Wyrod

Robert has written on a range of topics including the global AIDS pandemic, masculinity in urban Africa, China’s expanding role in development in Africa, human rights in the Global South, globalization in Indonesia, and the martial arts in Chicago’s African-American communities.


Wyrod, Robert. 2019. “In the General’s Valley: China, Africa, and the Limits of Developmental Pragmatism.” Sociology of Development, Volume 5.
Wyrod, Robert. 2016. AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality and Modern Manhood. University of California Press.
Wyrod, Robert. 2016. “When Rights Come Home: The Intimate Politics of Women’s Rights in Urban Uganda.” Humanity, Volume 7: 47-70. PDF
Wyrod, Robert. 2016. “U.S. Spent Over a Billion Promoting Abstinence to Fight AIDS in Africa. Money Well Spent?” University of California Press Blog. July 31.
Wyrod, Robert. 2014. “Ebola, Women, and the Risk of Care.” Gender & Society Blog. December 10.
Wyrod, Robert. 2013. “Dialectics of Gender and Health: The Case of HIV Serodiscordance.” Sociology of Health & Illness, Volume 35: 1260-1274. PDF
Wyrod, Robert. 2013. “Gender and AIDS Stigma.” In Pranee Liamputtong, ed., Stigma, Discrimination and Living with HIV/AIDS: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. London: Springer. PDF
Wyrod, Robert. 2011. “Masculinity and the Persistence of AIDS Stigma.” Culture, Health & Sexuality, Volume 13: 443-456. PDF
Fritz, Katherine, Willi McFarland, Robert Wyrod et al. 2011. “Evaluation of a Peer-Network Based Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for Men in Beer Halls in Zimbabwe: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial.” AIDS and Behavior, Volume 15: 1732-1744. PDF
Wyrod, Robert et al. 2011. “Beyond Sugar Daddies: Intergenerational Sex and AIDS in Urban Zimbabwe.” AIDS and Behavior, Volume 15: 1275-1282. PDF
Wyrod, Robert. 2008. “Between Women’s Rights and Men’s Authority: Masculinity and Shifting Discourses of Gender Difference in Urban Uganda.” Gender & Society, Volume 22: 799-823. PDF
Wyrod, Robert. 2008. Review of Pillars of the Nation: Child Citizens and Ugandan National Development by Kristian E. Cheney. American Journal of Sociology, Volume 114: 868-70. PDF
Wyrod, Robert. 2006. “The Men of Bwaise” in Adam Jones, ed., Men of the Global South: A Reader. London: Zed Books. PDF
Wyrod, Robert. 2003. “World on Fire: Does Globalization Inflame Ethnic Hatred?” Jakarta Post, June 15. PDF
Wyrod, Robert. 2000. “Warriors of the South Side: Race and the Body in the Martial Arts of Black Chicago.” Berkeley Journal of Sociology, Volume 44: 126-150. PDF

Works in Progress
Wyrod, Robert. “The Gender Question on China’s Second Continent.”
Wyrod, Robert. “Women’s Rights and Women’s Sexual Health–A Complicated Relationship.”
Wyrod, Robert. “Whither Community in China-Africa Relations?”