Events

Upcoming SSAC events

Coming soon.Suzanne Fraser reports on SSAC projects

Past events

SSAC Program Symposium, Lives of Substance: Experiences of Addiction, Dependence or Drug Habit in Australia. Speakers: Pienaar, Dilkes-Frayne, Moore and Fraser. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs, National Conference, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Monday, October 31 2016.

SSAC’s Lives of Substance website launch. Friday October 7, 2016, Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne. Program.

SSAC and Monash University Law Faculty research symposium: Social and legal concepts of addiction. Friday October 7, 2016, Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne. Program.

Inaugural SSAC research engagement event. Friday July 18, 2014, Multicultural Hub, Melbourne. Report.

Presentations and public appearances

Chang, J. (2016). Constituting addiction in China’s drug policy: A case study of compulsory drug detention. SSAC and Monash University Law Faculty research symposium: Social and legal concepts of addiction. Melbourne: Friday October 7.

Dwyer, R. (2016). Enacting addiction in screening and diagnostic tools. SSAC and Monash University Law Faculty research symposium: Social and legal concepts of addiction. Melbourne: Friday October 7.

Fraser, S. (2016). Thinking addiction: Critique and composition. SSAC and Monash University Law Faculty research symposium: Social and legal concepts of addiction. Melbourne: Friday October 7.

Fraser, S. (2016). Beyond disease: Responding to accounts of ‘addiction’-related stigma and discrimination. Symposium: Lives of Substance: Experiences of Addiction, Dependence or Drug Habit in Australia. 2016 APSAD Alcohol and Drug Scientific Conference: Sydney: Monday October 31.

Moore, D. (2016). Consumer accounts of ‘addiction’, health and well-being: Implications for policy and practice. Symposium: Lives of Substance: Experiences of Addiction, Dependence or Drug Habit in Australia. 2016 APSAD Alcohol and Drug Scientific Conference: Sydney: Monday October 31.

Pienaar, K. (2016). Telling stories, making selves: A critical analysis of addiction biographies. SSAC and Monash University Law Faculty research symposium: Social and legal concepts of addiction. Melbourne: Friday October 7.

Pienaar, K. (2016). Telling stories, making selves: A critical analysis of ‘addiction’ biographies. Symposium: Lives of Substance: Experiences of Addiction, Dependence or Drug Habit in Australia. 2016 APSAD Alcohol and Drug Scientific Conference: Sydney: Monday October 31.

Sarmiento, E. (2016). How an Australian drug court frames addiction: A Victorian case study. SSAC and Monash University Law Faculty research symposium: Social and legal concepts of addiction. Melbourne: Friday October 7.

Seear, K. (2016). Addiction veridiction and the emerging role of lawyers as addiction ‘quasi-experts’. SSAC and Monash University Law Faculty research symposium: Social and legal concepts of addiction. Melbourne: Friday October 7.

Chang, J. (2015). Constituting ‘addiction’ in China’s drug policy. 24th International Harm Reduction Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 18-21.

Dwyer, R. (2015). Addiction screening and diagnostic tools: Refuting and unmasking claims to legitimacy. Encountering Alcohol and Other Drugs. Third Contemporary Drug Problems Conference. Lisbon, Portugal, September 16-18.

Fraser, S. (2015). Articulating ‘addiction’ in alcohol and other drug policy: A multiverse of habits. Ninth Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP), Ghent, Belgium, May 20-22.

Fraser, S. (2015). Analysing addiction in a world made of habits. Swedish Alcohol and Drug Research Network within the Social Sciences (SONAD) Conference, Stockholm University, Sweden, May 11-12.

Fraser, S. (2015). Emergent publics of alcohol and other drug policy making. Encountering Alcohol and Other Drugs. Third Contemporary Drug Problems Conference. Lisbon, Portugal, September 16-18.

Pienaar, K. (2015). New narratives, new selves: Complicating addiction in online alcohol and other drug (AOD) resources.  Victorian Substance Use Research Forum, Turning Point, Melbourne, Friday April 24.

Pienaar, K. (2015). A new online resource on personal experiences of alcohol and other drug (AOD) addiction in Australia. Talking Point Seminar, Turning Point, Melbourne, Wednesday June 24.

Pienaar, K. (2015). Beyond the volition/compulsion binary: A diffractive reading of personal acocunts fo alcohol and other drug addiction. Encountering Alcohol and Other Drugs. Third Contemporary Drug Problems Conference. Lisbon, Portugal, September 16-18.

Sarmiento, E. (2015). How do drug treatment courts understand addiction in Australia? A Victorian case study. 8th Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) International Criminal Justice Conference, Melbourne, Australia, October 21-23.

Fraser, S. (2014). Addiction diagnosis, policy, law and treatment as ‘technologies for the social’. New social studies of addiction colloquium, ISSA, Vancouver, Wednesday June 11.

Seear, K. (2014). The role of legal reasoning in the production of addiction as a ‘complex’ object. New social studies of addiction colloquium, ISSA, Vancouver, Wednesday June 11.

Seear, K. (2013). Analysis of a case: How Australian law performs drugs and drug addiction through pathological gambling. Victorian Substance Use Research Forum, Turning Point, Melbourne, Friday November 15.

Fraser, S. (2013).Making publics: Studying neuroscientific discourses of addiction. Neuroethics Down-Under. Neuroscience, ethics and public policy in Australia — Stimulating connections, University of Queensland, Friday October 4.

Fraser, S. (2013). Comparing concepts of addiction across national contexts: A multiverse of habits, Complexity: Researching alcohol and other drugs in a multiple world. Contemporary Drug Problems Conference, Aarhus University, Denmark, August 21-23.

Seear, K. (2013). Regulating addictions: Complexity and multiplicity across legal realms. Complexity: Researching alcohol and other drugs in a multiple world. Contemporary Drug Problems Conference, Aarhus University, Denmark, August 21-23.

Seear, K. (2013). Framing questions, performing truths: Bringing together critical approaches to the study of alcohol, drugs and doping in sport. What do we really know about doping? International Network for Humanistic Doping Research Conference, Aarhus University, Denmark, August 15-16.

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