Comparative Sociology of Dangerous Consumptions: An Interview with Robin Room

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  • Robin Room Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University
  • Fiona Nicoll Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/cgs44

Abstract

Interviewer: Professor Fiona Nicoll, University of Alberta
Participant: Professor Robin Room, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University
Date: Dec. 29, 2019

Author Biographies

Robin Room, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University

Robin Room is a sociologist who has previously directed alcohol and drug research centres in the United States, Canada, Sweden and Australia. He is a Professor at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and at Stockholm University, Sweden. His main research interests are social, cultural and epidemiological studies of alcohol, drugs and gambling behaviour and problems, social responses to alcohol and drug problems, and the effects of policy changes. A vita and many of his papers can be found at www.robinroom.net

Fiona Nicoll, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

Professor Fiona Nicoll is the author of Gambling in Everyday Life: Spaces, Moments and Products of Enjoyment and based in the Political Science department at the University of Alberta where she holds an Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI) Chair in gambling policy. She is a co-editor of Critical Gambling Studies and the author of numerous book chapters and articles on reconciliation and Indigenous sovereignty, critical race and whiteness studies, queer theory and critical theory and pedagogy in the neo-liberal university.

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Published

2020-04-09

How to Cite

Room, R., & Nicoll, F. (2020). Comparative Sociology of Dangerous Consumptions: An Interview with Robin Room. Critical Gambling Studies, 1(1), 50-56. https://doi.org/10.29173/cgs44

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Original Research Articles