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B.Vale. 2022. Karoo Sanatorium: a speculative fiction based on many true stories.

Anthropology and Humanism.

B.Vale. forthcoming. We were already sick: telling dis-ease from South Africa’s Heartland. Book

manuscript under consideration by Jonathan Ball Publishers.

B. Vale. 2020. 'Care and caring: (by) force or (by) fiction. Transformation 104. pp.11-23. 

Cluver, L., Doubt, J. and the Teen Advisory Groups, Wessels, I., Asnong, C., Malunga, S., Mauchline, K., Vale, B et. al. 2020. 'Power to participants: methodological and ethical reflections from a decade of adolescent advisory groups in South Africa,' AIDS Care 

R. Hodes, B.Vale and E. Toska (2020) ‘The misclosure of an adolescent’s HIV status’, in Manderson, L. and Mkhwanazi, N. (eds) Connected Lives: Households, Families, Health and Care in Contemporary South Africa. HSRC Press.


B.Vale (2019) ‘Care, context and chronic illness: lessons from HIV-positive adolescents and their families in South Africa’s Eastern Cape’, in Mazibuko, Z. (ed.) Epidemics and Health Systems in Africa, Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection. Jacana Publishers


M. Di Paola & B. Vale (2019) ‘Knowledge, power and retaining frontline health workers in South Africa’s public health system’, in Mazibuko, Z. (ed.) Epidemics and Health Systems in Africa, Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection. Jacana Publishers. 

Buthelezi, M., Skosana, D. & Vale, B. (eds.) (2019) Traditional Leaders in a Democracy: resources, respect and resistance. Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection. Jacana Publishers.

B.Vale (2018) 'The Politics of Darkness: How Nightclubs Make Johannesburg', in Night Fever: designing club culture, 1960-today. Weil am Rhein: Vitra Design Museum. 


R.Hodes, B.Vale, E. Toska, L. Cluver, R. Dowse and M. Ashorn (2018) ‘Yummy or crummy?’ The multisensory components of medicines-taking among HIV-positive adolescents and young adults in South Africa’, Global Public Health,


R. Hodes, L. Cluver, E. Toska, B. Vale (2018) ‘Pesky metrics: the challenges of measuring ART adherence among adolescents’, Critical Public Health, forthcoming.


R. Hodes, J. Doubt, E. Toska, B. Vale, Cluver, L. (2018) ‘The stuff that dreams are made of: using participatory research to explore interlinkages in HIV-positive adolescents’ aspirations for development,’ Journal of the International AIDS Society, 21(S1), DOI, 10.1002/jia2.25057.


B. Vale, R. Hodes, L. Cluver and M. Thabeng (2017) ‘Blood and Belonging: what state documents tell us about the relationship between HIV-positive youth and the state’, Development and Change, 48(6), 1287-1309.


B.Vale, L. Cluver, R. Hodes (2017) ‘Negotiations of Blame and Care Among HIV-positive Mothers and Daughters in South Africa’, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 31(4), 519-536.


B. Vale and M. Thabeng (2016) ‘Redeeming Lost Mothers: adolescent antiretroviral treatment and the making of home in South Africa,’ Medical Anthropology, 35(6), 489-502.


B. Vale and M.Thabeng (2015) ‘Mobilising AID(S)? Contesting HIV as a social and economic resource among youth in South Africa,’ Journal of Southern African Studies, 41(1), 797–813.


* E. Vale[1] (2012) ‘”You Must Make a Plan or Tell Some Story”: the practice of community health work in Cape Town’, Centre for Social Science Research Working Paper 312.


* E. Vale (2012) ‘“Looking for Greener Pastures”: locating care work in the life histories of community health workers in Cape Town’, Centre for Social Science Research Working Paper 313.


* E. Vale (2012) ‘“I Know This Person. Why Must I Go to Him?”: techniques of authority among community health workers in Cape Town’, Centre for Social Science Research Working Paper 314.


* These working papers were published under my full name (Elizabeth). I have since decided to publish under my preferred name (Beth).


The virus in the queues. July 2020. Thesis 11: Living and Thinking Crisis. 

We were already sick: Covid19, non-communicable diseases and the health response we really need. June 2020. Percept online blog. 

No time to wait. June 2020. Percept online blog. 

Digging the hollows of transdisciplinary research: Reflections from the 2019 State of Dis-ease Workshop. September 2019. DSBS Fieldnotes. University of Cape Town. 

Scenes from Wasteland: Researching health and illness in the Eastern Cape Karoo. November 2019. Chronic Disease in Africa: a project of the Wellcome Trust. 

Series on Nightclub and Popular Culture in Johannesburg for Bubblegumclub online magazine (2016-2017)


Series on Nightclub and Popular Culture for Platform online magazine (2017). 


Dis-ease and the Young. Opening Remarks at the Exhibition Launch, Occupying a Fatuous State of Severity. 23 January 2020. TMRW Gallery.  Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Social and Structural Conditions Driving NCDs, Actuarial Society of South Africa Convention. October 2019. Sandton, Johannesburg.

New dimensions of shame and blame for adolescents on ART, Harvard Africa-Asia Conference on Public Health. March, 2019. Parktown, Johannesburg.

A Life of Love. DSG Matric Dinner Address. October 2019. Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

Chronic Countryside: Life in the Face of Colliding Epidemics. Presentation at Rhodes Trust Bon Voyage colloquium 2019. Braamfontein, Johannesburg. 

Introductory Remarks at the State of Dis-ease workshop. 25 March 2019. Parktown, Johannesburg

Chronic Countryside: life in the face of colliding epidemics, Africa and the Epidemiological Imagination, Wellcome Trust International Workshop. November 2018. London, United Kingdom.

Panel Convenor, Africa’s Nocturnal Cities, European Conference on African Studies. November 2016. Basel, Switzerland.

They Go Out to Be Seen: Youth Nightclub Cultures in Johannesburg, South Africa, European Conference on African Studies (Basel, June 2017) and at NIGHTS Conference (Berlin, November 2016)

New dimensions of shame and blame for adolescents on HIV treatment, Africa Health Conference. June, 2016. Johannesburg.

Antiretrovirals and accusation: negotiations of blame, care and HIV-treatment among young women in South Africa, Family Troubles Symposium. September 2015. Reading, United Kingdom.

Plenary co-chair for ‘New vision, new language, new action’, South African AIDS Conference. June 2015. Durban, South Africa.

Bureaucracies of blood and belonging: What documents tell us about how HIV-positive youth’s relationship with the state, South African AIDS Conference. June 2015. Durban, South Africa.


Deception, distraction and disinterest: The challenges of participatory research with HIV- positive teenagers and their families, South African AIDS Conference. June 2015. Durban, South Africa


Spooning: True Crimes in Confinement. Listen here

Stoep Sessions with Dr Beth Vale: Health Politics, The Jolburg Podcast: Episode 1. 

Art & Mental Health, The Eusebius McKaiser Show. 2020. Listen here

Guest Presenter on the Jet Set Breakfast. 2019. Listen here. 

Researching adolescent HIV, Mzantsi Wakho podcast. 2019. Listen here. 

Young people and HIV research discourse. Academic Citizen podcast. Listen here.

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