The Stigma of Substance Use

Manchester,

About this Event

Dr Liviu Alexandrescu Lecturer in Criminology School of History, Philosophy and Culture – Oxford Brookes University

Presentation title: Drug/dependency stigma and marginality: some reflections on the political economy of blame 

About Liviu

Liviu’s research interests lie at the crossroads of criminology, sociology and culture/media studies. His work focuses on how traditional and new psychoactive substances intersect with structural inequalities to create ‘spoiled identities’ and stigma formations among some of the most vulnerable groups. He observes this in different cultural and political contexts, from the media and popular imaginaries of Eastern Europe to those of austerity Britain. Liviu is currently a lecturer in criminology at Oxford Brookes University, where he teaches modules on the political economy of crime, cultural criminology, transnational comparative criminology or drug culture and policy, among other areas of scholarship.

Dr James Morris Research Fellow London South Bank University

Presentation title: The stigma of alcohol problems: labelling and ‘othering’ as barriers to change

About James

James is a Research Fellow at London South Bank University, with a particular interest in alcohol problems, stigma, framing and problem recognition. He has over 16 years experience in the alcohol field and has lived experience of problem drinking. He is Editor of Alcohol Policy UK and Chair of the New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group

NB: This event will take place via zoom. A zoom link will be emailed the morning of December 15th. This event will be recorded.