Dr Nelson Varas-Díaz is a professor of social-community psychology at Florida International University’s Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies. His research addresses the social, political and individual level implications of stigmatization. His research has focused on the social stigmatization of disease (i.e. HIV/AIDS and addiction), marginalized groups (i.e. transgender individuals) and cultural practices (i.e. metal music and religion). His work has been published in multiple journals, including the Journal of Community Psychology, AIDS Care, Culture, Health and Sexuality, Journal of Homosexuality, Global Public Health and Metal Music Studies. His documentary films have garnered 85 laurels in international film festivals.
Contact: Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, SIPA 330, Miami, FL, 33199, USA.