dr. E.M. (Eileen) Moyer
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 Room number: B5.08
1001 NA Amsterdam
From 2003, when she completed her PhD (University of Amsterdam), until 2008, Eileen Moyer worked as the research manager and coordinator of the “Anthropology of AIDS in the 21st-Century” research group, based at the University of Amsterdam. This group, which she helped to establish with Anita Hardon, has been remarkably successful, earning multiple research grants and resulting in the completion of more than 20 PhD projects. Between 2004 and 2008 she coordinated the training of PhD researchers and the writing of research proposals, and organised international conferences. Since 2004 she has also coordinated and managed five externally funded, international research projects. Although her management position did not include research or writing time, she published three peer-reviewed articles and two book chapters from her PhD research during that period, while also gaining valuable managerial and supervisory experience.
In October 2008, Moyer was appointed Assistant Professor of medical and urban anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and, in 2009, received a four-year grant from the Dutch National Institute for Scientific Research (NWO) to direct a research team to investigate the social forms that have arisen in eastern Africa in conjunction with the expansion of HIV treatment. With more than 60 publications to her name, she has been published in anthropological, medical, public health, health policy, urban and media studies journals. As recognized expert on anthropological research on HIV, she was invited to author a review article on the topic in the prestigious Annual Review of Anthropology (2015). In recent years, she has begun to co-author articles with her PhD and post-doctoral researchers underlining her reputation as a collaborative researcher committed to mentoring junior scholars.
She was granted tenure in October 2012 and promoted to the position of Associate Professor in 2016. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of the open-access journal Medicine Anthropology Theory.
For her PhD research Eileen Moyer did extensive anthropological fieldwork on the social worlds and health concerns of poor urban street youth in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Since, she has been involved in comparative studies of access to health care for marginalized communities, focusing on HIV-related care and treatment, and sexual and reproductive health more generally among migrant populations. These studies involve anthropological fieldwork in diverse socio-cultural settings and at multiple levels: global, national and local. Most of her research has focused on eastern Africa, but she has also worked in Haiti and China. Moyer has contributed to the development of community level participatory research methodologies and frameworks for use in applied settings and developed theoretical frameworks for analyzing the long-term societal impact of HIV on communities in high prevalence settings. She has also been involved in the training and guiding of researchers and in the comparative analysis of results from multi-sited research.
In 2015, Eileen Moyer was awarded a prestigious 2 million Euro Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council to conduct research on urban masculinities in Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa through 2020 (http://www.becoming-men.org). Leveraging this opportunity to secure funding for additional researchers, she has formed an interdisciplinary research group around the theme of Gender, Sexuality and Health in Urban Africa. The team has more than 20 members who conduct research on HIV, sexual rights, and gender equality initiatives, attempting to understand how global influences have shaped gender and sexual norms and practices in urban Africa over the last quarter century. She is personally engaged in research tracking the life trajectories of a group of Tanzanian men she has followed for nearly two decades. In addition to co-authoring several peer-reviewed journal articles this year, she is also working on three book manuscripts: one based on her twenty years of researching community-based responses to HIV in Africa, a second on gender and sexual violence in South Africa, and a third based on her longitudinal work in Tanzania.
The following gives an overview of Eileen Moyer’s main research projects since completing her PhD:
- Principle Investigator. Becoming Men: Performing responsible masculinities in contemporary urban Africa. European Research Council 2015-2020.
- Co-Principle Investigator. Assessing the role of PrEP for people from HIV endemic countries (PECs) living in The Netherlands. AIDSfonds Starter Grant 2015-2016.
- Technical Advisor, Research Supervisor. Maximinzing antiretroviral treatment in Swaziland (MaxART) 2013-2015.
- Co-Principle Investigator. Filling the Gap: Social Institutions and AIDS in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO/WOTRO-Integrated Programme 2009-2013.
- Project Coordinator, lead researcher, technical advisor. Learning by Doing: Enhancing treatment literacy and addressing sexual and reproductive health of PLWA in Eastern Africa, AIDSFonds, 2007-2011.
- Co-Principle Investigator. Young Labor Migrants in Three Chinese Cities: A demonstration intervention project to address barriers to health care and promote sexual and reproductive health. Funded by European Union FP-7, 2006-2009.
- Field Research Coordinator for Kenya country study. Testing and Counseling for HIV: A Four-Country Study, United States National Institutes of Health (NIH). 2007-2009.
- Co-Principle Investigator. Social Aspects of Free AIDS Medicines in Public Health Care Settings in Tanzania and Zambia. Funded by Swedish International Development Aid (SIDA), 2006-2007.
- de Klerk, J., & Moyer, E. (2017). 'A Body Like a Baby': Social self-care among older people with chronic HIV in Mombasa. Medical Anthropology, 36(4), 305-318. DOI: 10.1080/01459740.2016.1235573 [details]
- Dlamini-Simelane, T. T. T., & Moyer, E. (2017). ‘Lost to follow up’: Rethinking delayed and interrupted HIV treatment among married Swazi women. Health Policy and Planning, 32(2), 248-256. DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czw117 [details]
- Moyer, E. M., & Nguyen, V. K. (2016). Is the 21st Century the Age of Biomedicine? Medicine Anthropology Theory, 3(1), i-vii.
- Moyer, E. M., & Nguyen, V. K. (2016). On the Public and Private Politics of Well-being. Medicine Anthropology Theory, 3(2), i-iv.
- Shabalala, F. S., De Lannoy, A., Moyer, E. M., & Reis, R. (2016). Rethinking the Family in the Context of Care for Adolescents living with HIV in Swaziland. AIDS Care.
- De Martini Ugolotti, N., & Moyer, E. (2016). ‘If I climb a wall of ten meters’: Capoeira, parkour and the politics of public space among (post)migrant youth in Turin, Italy. Patterns of Prejudice , 50(2), 188-206. DOI: 10.1080/0031322X.2016.1164435 [details]
- Adams, A., & Moyer, E. (2015). Sex is never the same: Men's perspectives on refusing circumcision from an in-depth qualitative study in Kwaluseni, Swaziland. Global Public Health, 10(5-6), 721-738. DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2015.1004356 [details]
- Kowal, E., Meyers, T., Raikhel, E., Redfield, P., Abramowitz, S., Andersen, B., ... Grant, J. (2015). The open question: medical anthropology and open access. Medicine Anthropology Theory, 2(1), 75-94. [details]
- Hardon, A., & Moyer, E. (2014). Anthropology of AIDS: modes of engagement. Medical Anthropology, 33(4), 255-262. DOI: 10.1080/01459740.2014.889132 [details]
- Hardon, A., & Moyer, E. (2014). Medical technologies: flows, frictions and new socialities. Anthropology & Medicine, 21(2), 107-112. DOI: 10.1080/13648470.2014.924300 [details]
- Moyer, E. (2014). Peer mentors, mobile phone and pills: collective monitoring and adherence in Kenyatta National Hospital's HIV treatment programmeospital’s HIV treatment programme. Anthropology & Medicine, 21(2), 149-161. DOI: 10.1080/13648470.2014.925083 [details]
- Moyer, E., & Hardon, A. (2014). A disease unlike any other? Why HIV remains exceptional in the age of treatment. Medical Anthropology, 33(4), 263-269. DOI: 10.1080/01459740.2014.890618 [details]
- Moyer, E., & Igonya, E. K. (2014). When families fail: shifting expectations of care among people living with HIV in Nairobi, Kenya. Anthropology & Medicine, 21(2), 136-148. DOI: 10.1080/13648470.2014.924298 [details]
- Moyer, E., & Nguyen, V. K. (2014). Medicine Anthropology Theory: An open-access journal in the anthropology of health, illness, and medicine. Medicine Anthropology Theory, 1(1), i-vii. [details]
- Gao, X., Xu, L., Lu, C., Wu, J., Wang, Z., Decat, P., ... Temmerman, M. (2014). Effect of improving the knowledge, attitude and practice of reproductive health among female migrant workers: a worksite-based intervention in Guangzhou, China. Sexual Health (Print), 12(1), 13-21. DOI: 10.1071/SH14061 [details]
- Both, R., Etsub, E., & Moyer, E. (2013). 'They were about to take out their guns on us': accessing rural Afar communities in Ethiopia with HIV-related interventions. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 15(Supplement 3), S338-S350. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2013.782510 [details]
- Igonya, E. K., & Moyer, E. (2013). Putting sex on the table: sex, sexuality and masculinity among HIV-positive men in Nairobi, Kenya. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 15(S4), S567-S580. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2013.815367 [details]
- Moyer, E., Burchardt, M., & van Dijk, R. (2013). Editorial introduction: Sexuality, intimacy and counselling: perspectives from Africa. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 15(S4), S431-S439. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2013.829977 [details]
- Moyer, E., Kageha Igonya, E., Both, R., Cherutich, P., & Hardon, A. (2013). The duty to disclose in Kenyan health facilities: a qualitative investigation of HIV disclosure in everyday practice. SAHARA-J, 10(S1), S60-S72. DOI: 10.1080/02664763.2012.755339 [details]
- Simbaya, J., & Moyer, E. (2013). The emergence and evolution of HIV counselling in Zambia: a 25-year history. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 15(S4), S453-S466. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2013.794477 [details]
- Mensah Dapaah, J., & Moyer, E. (2013). Dilemmas of patient expertise: people living with HIV as peer educators in a Ghanaian hospital. Ghana Studies, 15-16, 195-221. [details]
- Moyer, E. (2012). Faidha gani? What's the point: HIV and the logics of (non)-disclosure among young activists in Zanzibar. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 14(S1), S67-S79. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2012.662524 [details]
- van der Geest, S., Devisch, R., Moyer, E., & Nguyen, V. K. (2012). Preface / Postface: 'Medische Antropologie' 1989-2012. Medische Antropologie, 24(2), 257-263. [details]
- Decat, P., Zhang, W-H., Delva, W., Moyer, E., Cheng, Y., Wang, Z-J., ... Degomme, O. (2012). Promoting contraceptive use among female rural-to-urban migrants in Qingdao, China: a comparative impact study of worksite-based interventions. European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive health Care, 17(5), 363-372. DOI: 10.3109/13625187.2012.696752 [details]
- He, D., Cheng, Y-M., Wu, S-Z., Decat, P., Wang, Z-J., Minkauskiene, M., & Moyer, E. (2012). Promoting contraceptive use more effectively among unmarried male migrants in construction sites in China: a pilot intervention trial. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 24(5), 806-815. DOI: 10.1177/1010539511406106 [details]
- He, D., Zhou, Y., Ji, N., Wu, S., Wang, Z., Decat, P., ... Cheng, Y. (2012). Study on sexual and reproductive health behaviors of unmarried female migrants in China. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 38(4), 632-638. DOI: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2011.01753.x [details]
- Lu, C., Xu, L., Wu, J., Wang, Z., Decat, P., Zhang, W-H., ... Temmerman, M. (2012). Sexual and reproductive health status and related knowledge among female migrant workers in Guangzhou, China: a cross-sectional survey. European journal of obstetrics & gynecology and reproductive biology, 160(1), 60-65. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2011.10.001 [details]
- Wu, J., Zhou, X., Lu, C., Moyer, E., Wang, H., Hong, L., & Deng, X. (2012). A qualitative exploration of barriers to condom use among female sex workers in China. PLoS One, 7(10), e46786. [e46786]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046786 [details]
- Decat, P., Zhang, W-H., Moyer, E., Cheng, Y., Wang, Z-J., Lu, C-Y., ... Temmerman, M. (2011). Determinants of unmet need for contraception among Chinese migrants: a worksite-based survey. European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive health Care, 16(1), 26-35. DOI: 10.3109/13625187.2010.536920 [details]
- Igonya, E. K., & Moyer, E. (2016). Freedom Corner. In L. Manderson, E. Cartwright, & A. Hardon (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology (pp. 75-80). (Routledge handbooks). New York: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781315794198 [details]
- Moyer, E. M. (2016). “HIV: Issues in Health Care.”. In International Encyclopedia of Anthropology London: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Moyer, E. M., van Dijk, R. A., & Burchardt, M. (2013). Culture, Health & Sexuality (vol. 15, issue sup 4). Culture, Health & Sexuality, 15(sup 4).
- Moyer, E. (2008). Death of the mermaid and political intrigue in the Indian Ocean. In H. J. Drewal (Ed.), Sacred waters: arts for Mami Wata and other divinities in Africa and the diaspora. (pp. 451-466). (African expressive cultures). Bloomington, IN [etc.]: Indiana University Press. [details]
- Ahlin, T. (Author), Moyer, E. (Author), & Hoppe, S. (Author). (2016). Slam that #ethnography!. [details]
- Moyer, E. (2012). [Review of: E. Summerson Carr (2011) Scripting addiction: the politics of therapeutic talk and American sobriety]. Medische Antropologie, 24(2), 404-405. [details]
- Moyer, E.M. (2013): Editor journal: Medicine Anthropology and Theory, Journal Medicine Anthropology and Theory.
- Moyer, E.M. (editor) & Nguyen, V.K. (editor) (2014-2015): Medicine Anthropology Theory (Journal).
- Hardon, A.P. (editor) & Moyer, E.M. (editor) (2014): Anthropology & Medicine (Journal).
- Moyer, E.M. (editor) & Hardon, A.P. (editor) (2014): Medical Anthropology (Journal).
- Moyer, E.M. (editor), van Dijk, R.A. (editor) & Burchardt, M. (editor) (2013): Culture, Health & Sexuality (Journal).
Talk / presentation
- Moyer, E.M. (invited speaker) (2016): A Note from the Post-Colony: Mechanisms for LGBTI psychological support in Nairobi, Kenya, Addressing Gay and Bisexual Men’s Mental Health: Time to Act workshop.
- Maluleke, Gavaza (participant) & Moyer, E.M. (participant) (29-6-2017 - 1-7-2017): 7th European Conference on African Studies ECAS 2017 (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (organiser) (2016): Roundtable organized at University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (organiser) (2016): Keynote Lecture, given by Julie Livingston (New York University) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (organiser) (2016): International Workshop organized at University of Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (organiser) (2016): Keynote Lecture, given by Robert Desjarlais (Sarah Lawrence University) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (organiser) (2016): Workshop organized at University of Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (organiser) (2016): Workshop organized at University of Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (participant) (2013): Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV conference, Paris (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (participant) (2013): Panel organized for the Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV, Paris (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (participant) & Lorway, R. (participant) (2013): Panel co-organized for the Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV, Paris (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (participant) & Nguyen, V.K. (participant) (2013): Beyond Biosocialties in Medical Anthropology (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (participant), Lugalla, J. (participant), Mrutu, N.E. (participant) & de Klerk, J. (participant) (2012): Conference co-organized, Dar es Salaam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (participant) (2011): International Press Conference, Nairobi (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (participant) & Hardon, A.P. (participant) (2011): Panel co-organized for the American Anthropological Association Meetings, Montreal (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (participant) & Hardon, A.P. (participant) (2011): Panel co-organized for the European Association of Social Anthropologists conference on Medical Pluralism, Rome (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (participant), Burchardt, M. (participant) & van Dijk, R.A. (participant) (2010): Conference co-organized for a joint meeting of the Religion and AIDS in Africa research group and the AIDS Medicines research group, Amsterdam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
- Moyer, E.M. (participant), Hardon, A.P. (participant) & Kinsman, F.J. (participant) (2009): Co-organizer of HIV Policy Experts meeting, Amsterdam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
- Shabalala, F. S. (2017). Longing for belonging: Adolescents' experiences of living with HIV in different types of families in Swaziland [details]
- Dlamini, T. T. T. (2017). De-globalizing global public health: Travelling HIV treatment policies and their imprints on the local healthcare settings in Swaziland [details]
- Igonya, E. K. (2017). My brother’s keeper? Care, support and HIV support groups in Nairobi, Kenya [details]
- Simbaya, J. (2016). An ethnography of HIV/AIDS care transformation in Zambia [details]
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