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Devon Betts

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Graduate Assistant II, American Studies

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Devon Betts is a doctoral student in the American Studies department at the University of Maryland. He received his master’s degree in Afro-American Studies with a certificate in Gender & Women Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison. His research explores legacies of public health discourse related to HIV prevention and medical mistrust. More broadly his research interests are queer of color critique, Black feminism, Afropessimism, public health, and digital humanities. Devon’s think piece, “Who Gets to be a #TruvadaWhore: Promiscuity, Race, and Queer Politics” is forthcoming from the Radical History Review (May 2021).