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Geoffrey Hunt

Professor Aarhus UniversityCentre for Alcohol and Drug Research
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Biographical Info

Geoffrey Hunt is a social and cultural anthropologist, who has had 30 years experience in planning, conducting, and managing research in the field of youth studies, youth cultures and drug and alcohol research. Currently Dr. Hunt is Professor at the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research (CRF) at the University of Aarhus and Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Analysis. Dr. Hunt is Principal Investigator on a National Institutes on Health project on Asian-American men who have sex with men (MSM). This project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse is a continuation project on the culture of drug use in the dance scene begun in 2002. This initial project also encompassed three comparative qualitative research projects in Hong Kong and Rotterdam. A book based on this research “Youth Drugs and Nightlife” was published in November 2009 by Routledge.

In addition to these projects on clubs, drugs and the Nighttime Economy, Dr. Hunt and his team continue their work on youth gangs in the San Francisco Bay Area and are currently analyzing and writing up their research on gender and drug sales, a project also funded by the National Institute onDrug Abuse.

Dr. Hunt has been involved in two large scale comparative international projects. The first project focused on the study of alcohol treatment systems in sixteen countries and led to the publication of the book: “Cure, Care or Control: Alcoholism Treatment in Sixteen Countries” (SUNY 1992). A companion volume: “Drugs, Demons and Delinquents: Drug Treatment Systems in an International Perspective” (Sage 1998) examined the drug treatment systems in twenty different countries. Most recently, Dr. Hunt, along with Dr. Milhet from the French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT) in Paris and Dr. Bergeron from Sciences Po also in Paris, edited the book “Drugs and Culture: Knowledge, Consumption and Policy” (Ashgate 2011). Email:

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