Susan Boyd

University of Victoria

Policy Committee

Susan Boyd, PhD, is a Professor in Studies in Policy and Practice, University of Victoria. She teaches courses on drug law and policy, theory and research methodology. Her research interests include drug law and policy, maternal-state conflicts, film and print media representations, women in conflict with the law and research methodology. She is the author of Hooked: Drug War Films from Britain, Canada, and the U.S. (2008) From Witches to Crack Moms: Women, Drug Law, and Policy (2004) and Mothers and Illicit Drugs: Transcending the Myths (1999), and co-author with Bud Osborn and Donald MacPherson of Raise Shit: Social Action Saving Lives (2009). She has published work in a number of scientific journals, and her academic background is augmented by her outreach work and community activism working with harm-reduction and anti-drugwar groups.

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