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Gender and Sexualities - Revisioning Drug and Alcohol Rresearch
Date: 10.10.2012  Time: 09:30
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Aarhus Universitet
8000 Aarhus C
Conference organised by the Centre for Alcohol & Drug Research,
Aarhus University, Denmark.
10.10.2012 - 12.10.2012.

Gender has long been a central feature in research on drugs and alcohol. Numerous studies have examined the extent to which men and women exhibit different alcohol and illicit drug consumption patterns. However, in spite of the importance of gender differences in research on alcohol and illicit drugs, contemporary research on gender and substance use has been slow to incorporate new theoretical developments currently taking place in gender studies in sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, human/cultural geography and criminology.

Our aim is to attract researchers at different career levels (pre-doc as well as post-doc), as well as more established researchers both from within the alcohol and drug fields as well as related research areas.

The aim of this conference is to examine these new developments within gender studies and explore their potential usefulness for socio-cultural research on gender and alcohol and drug consumption. For example, what are the possible contributions of contemporary theories of materiality, intersectionality or embodiment to alcohol and drug research? How are notions of masculinity and femininity constructed, experienced and acted out in alcohol and drug consumption? How do women and men “do gender” through their alcohol and drug using practices?

Keynote speakers:
* Dorte Marie Søndergaard, Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark
* Jody Miller, Professor, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, Newark, USA
* Gill Valentine, Professor, School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK
* Anna Bredström, Post.doc., Linköping University, Sweden
* Elisabeth Ettorre, Emeritus Professor, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Liverpool, UK

The deadline for registering for the conference is August 25th.

See further information on: Arrangementets nettsider

Director Vibeke Asmussen Frank, Professor Geoffrey Hunt and post doc Signe Ravn, Centre for Alcohol & Drug Research, Aarhus University, Denmark.

PhD course:
Prior to the conference, we are arranging a 2-day training course for PhD students who are interested in research on gender, either in the alcohol and drugs field or other related arenas.

See more on the PhD course organised by the Centre for Alcohol & Drug Research,
Aarhus University, Denmark October 8-9, 2012, here:
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Centre for Alcohol & Drug Research, Aarhus University
Contact information:
Signe Ravn:
KILDEN, Holbergs gate 1, NO-0166 Oslo, Phone: +47 22 03 80 80, E-mail: