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Vinh-Kim Nguyen is Associate Professor of Social Medicine at the University of Montreal. He is both medical anthropologist and a practicing HIV and Emergency physician. His research uses ethnography and social theory to examine contemporary biopolitics through the lens of global health, with a focus on global efforts to eradicate HIV. He received the Aurora Prize for best New Investigator from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada in 2007 and is the author of "The republic of therapy" which won the Joel Gregory Prize and, with Margaret Lock, of "An anthropology of biomedicine" which won the Choice Book Award. He has also published extensively in medical, public health, and anthropology journals.