Johanna Hood

Title: Assistant Professor
Home institution: Roskilde University, Department of Social Sciences and Business
SDC Research field: Public Management and Social Development
SDC research project(s): I received SDC co-funding in 2016 to support an East Asian tissue economies research workshop, drawing early and established career researchers from Denmark, Australia, China, and Taiwan.
Project partner(s) in China:
Project partner(s) in Denmark:
Overall research interests: I am an Assistant Professor of International Development Studies, Roskilde University. I have trained in International Studies, Pacific and Asian studies and Medical Anthropology in Australia (UTS, ANU), Canada (UVic, McGill) and China (Peking Univ, Nanjing Normal Univ, Xiamen Univ, Renmin Univ). I’ve lived in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong for almost a decade researching, studying and teaching issues related to language, inequality, race and health, human tissue economies, HIV/AIDS and celebrity philanthropy and humanitarianism. I have been teaching on health and welfare in China in the SDC MA program since 2016.
Publications: Scholarly books
1.         HIV/AIDS, health and the media in China: imagined immunity through racialized disease. London and New York: Routledge, 2011; 2ed 2013.Edited research books
2.         with Beatriz Carillo Garcia and Paul Kadetz, Handbook of Welfare in China. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: under contract 04 February 2014 and forthcoming June 2016 (ISBN: 978 1 78347 273 4)
containing 22 scholarly book chapters.

3.         “Celebrity Philanthropy in China: the political critique of Pu Cunxin’s AIDS heroism.” In Celebrity Humanitarianism and North-South relations, pp. 106-127. Ed by Lisa Richey. London & New York: Routledge, 2016.

4.         Paul Kadetz and Johanna Hood, “Outsourcing China’s Welfare: Assessing ‘sustainable’ Sino-African Health Diplomacy” In Handbook of Welfare in China. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Ed by Garcia, Beatriz Carillo, Johanna Hood and Paul Kadetz, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: forthcoming June 2017.

5.         Beatriz Carillo Garcia, Johanna Hood and Paul Kadetz, eds. “Introduction” In Handbook of Welfare in China. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: forthcoming June 2017.

6.         “AIDS Phobia (aizbing kongjuzheng) and AIDS panickers (kong’ai zu): the consequences of HIV representations in China.” In HIV/AIDS in World Cultures. Ed. by Gus Subero. London: Ashgate, 2013.

7.         “Untangling HIV in China: Social, political, economic and global-local factors.” In Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia, pp. 356-371. Ed. by Vera Mackie and Mark McLelland. London & New York: Routledge, 2014.

8.         “Between Entitlement and Stigmatization: HIV/AIDS and China’s Political Economy of Suffering in a Time of Medical Reform.” In Unequal China: The Political Economy and Cultural Politics of Inequality. pp. 139-153. Ed. by Sun Wanning and Guo Yingjie. New York and London: Routledge, 2012.

9.         “Celebrity Philanthropy: The Cultivation of China’s HIV/AIDS heroes.” In Celebrity China. pp. 85-102. Ed. by Louise Edwards and Elaine Jeffreys. Hong Kong UP, 2010.

Refereed journal articles
10.       “Peng Liyuan’s humanitarianism: morality, politics, and eyeing the present and past.” Celebrity Studies (2015) 6;4: 414-429.

11.       “Reproducing control and reinforcing the un-black Han Chinese nation: narrating race, place, gender and disease in China’s health media.” Modern China (May 2013): 1-39.

12.       “HIV/AIDS and shifting urban China’s socio-moral landscape: engendering bio-activism and resistance through stories of suffering.” Special Issue on Governance and HIV/AIDS. International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (January 2012) 8,1: 125-144.

13.       “Creating Female Identity in China: Body and Text in Hong Ying’s ‘Summer of Betrayal.’” Asian Studies Review (June 2004) 28,2: 167-184.

Refereed Conference papers (only when the paper was published in the full proceedings submissions)

14.       “Public trust and the humanitarian actor’s response: understanding the significance of Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan and the Red Cross petition of April 2013.” For Association of Geographers Annual Conference, San Francisco (29 March 2016)

15.       “Expanding Chinese celebrity influence beyond HIV and AIDS.” For Inaugural Celebrity Studies Conference, Deakin University, Melbourne (12 December 2012)

16.       “China’s AIDS Celebrities and the International Politics of HIV,” For International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego (1 April 2012)

17.       “Global Capital, Local Meanings: “AIDS Heroes” and Celebrities with ‘Chinese characteristics,’” American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Montreal (17 Nov 2011)

18.       “Shifting Sufferers and Susceptibilities: Urban HIV/AIDS Media in China.” For Chinese Studies Association of Australia Biennial Conference, Sydney University (9 July 2009)

19.       “International HIV/AIDS Celebrity Activism.” For International Studies Association Annual Conference, New York (17 February 2009)

20.       “HIV/AIDS Media in China.” For East Asia Annual Conference, Columbia University, New York (7 February 2009)

21.       “Race, Place and HIV/AIDS Media in China.” For Canadian Anthropological Society Annual Conference, Concordia University (14 May 2006)

22.       “Gender and Race in HIV/AIDS Media in China.” For Gender Myths, Gender Meanings Conference, Harvard University (29 April 2006)

23.       Li Zhun (1959). “A Brief Biography of Li Shuangshuang.” In Heroes of China’s Great Leap Forward. Ed. by Richard King. Trans. by Johanna Hood and Robert Mackie with Richard King. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2010.

24.       Li Zhun (1959). “A Brief Biography of Li Shuangshuang.” In Leaping to Disaster: Village Fiction and the Great Leap Forward. Trans. by Johanna Hood and Robert Mackie. Ed. by Richard King Renditions (Autumn 2007) 68: 50-76.

Book reviews
25.       Book Review of Gender, Sexuality, and Body Politics in Modern Asia by Michael G. Peletz. In Journal of Pacific Affairs (Summer 2008) 81, 2: 264-265.

Scheduled Activities 2017: teaching in Welfare in China course, Mar-April.