Dr Allanise Cloete

DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
TELEPHONE: 021 466 7928
EMAIL: acloete@hsrc.ac.za

Allanise Cloete is a PhD research trainee in the HIV/AIDS, STI and TB research programme. She is currently pursuing her doctoral work on the links between the cultural performance of local same sex cultures in the carnival/local popular culture and the everyday performance of indentifying as gay. She holds a Bachelor of arts at the University of Stellenbosch (2000), Honours in Anthropology/Sociology at the University of the Western Cape (2001), and a Master's in Anthropology/Sociology from the University of the Western Cape (2005). In 2002, Ms Cloete attended the Executive Masters Course on Culture, Care, Chronic Illness and Disability in the Amsterdam Masters in Medical Anthropology (AMMA) programme at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Before joining the HSRC in March 2004, she was a social science foundation course tutor (2001-2003), project coordinator of a SANPAD funded research project (2003) and student assistant at the Office for Student Development at the University of the Western Cape (2003).

In 2008 Ms Cloete received the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Research Excellence Award for Research Trainees. In 2002 she received a bursary from the National Research Foundation (NRF) and a scholarship from SANPAD based on academic excellence. She has also obtained recognition for her academic excellence by being invited to join the University of the Western Cape chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society in 2002 and is also a SANPAD research fellow (2005).

Her areas of research interest include: African same sex sexualities and transmission of HIV/AIDS, gender and sexualities, HIV risk reduction intervention research and the social and cultural aspects of HIV/AIDS transmission.