Joy Fashu Kanu

  • Visiting Instructor, Social Sciences
  • SB 130 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SB 230 - Social Problem
  • SB 311 - Contemporary Ethnic Families
  • SB 380 - Contemporary Slavery in the World
Joy Fashu Kanu
Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Joy was born and raised in Zimbabwe and moved to the United States in 1997. While she earned an M.B.A. in 2004, she decided to follow her passion which lies in studying how societies shape patterns of disease and particularly how capitalism and racism have impacted the way “third-world women” experience health and illness.
The advent of HIV/AIDS and its impact on populations of color, particularly in her home of Zimbabwe motivated her to use transnational feminist frameworks and institutional ethnography to focus on how HIV/AIDS funding institutions have responded to HIV/AIDS and how these institutions create and implement HIV/AIDS prevention programmes targeted at women of color.
  • M.A. Syracuse University
  • M.B.A. Syracuse University
  • C.A.S. Public Policy Syracuse University
  • C.A.S. Women's and Gender Studies - Syracuse University
  • B.B.S.(Hons) University of Zimbabwe
  • Martin Luther King Unsung Hero Award - Syracuse Unversity (2004)
  • 2012 - present Cazenovia College
  • 2007 - 2013 - Adjunct Instructor - Onondaga Community College
  • 2010 - 2013 - Adjunct Instructor - Lemoyne College
  • 2009 - 2011 - Teaching Associate - Women's and Gender Studies Department, Syracuse University