Academic contributes to UN Library Author Series
British Academy Global Professor in Criminology, Julia Buxton, presented her co-edited book ‘The Impacts of Global Drug Policy on Women: Shifting the Needle’ at the first in the series of ‘author talks’ convened by the UN Library in Vienna.
British Academy Global Professor in Criminology, Julia Buxton, discussed her recent co-edited collection at the UN Library author talks series.
With her co-editors (and former students) Lona Burger, public engagement officer at Canadian Action for Sexual Health Rights, and Giavana Margo, portfolio analyst at Open Society Foundations, New York, Julia discussed the conceptualisation, methodology, core themes and findings of the publication ‘The Impacts of Global Drug Policy on Women: Shifting the Needle’.
The online talk was attended by UN staff, and there was praise for the book’s integration of perspectives of those with lived experience of illicit drug markets, the Global South, and different forms of knowledge generation. South-West Asia was highlighted as a particular challenge for research on women in illicit drug markets.
The opportunity of the talk enabled connections to be made with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) officials working on projects in this geographic region and information sharing as a follow up to the event.