17th Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium

When:21 Nov 2019, 9am - 5pm
22 Nov 2019, 9am - 5pm
Venue:Kirby Institute Berg Seminar Room Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
Who:Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney

We are pleased to invite you to the 17th Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium to be held on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November 2019 at UNSW Sydney.

The Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium draws on social, cultural and critical theory to discuss research on any forms of ‘dangerous’, ‘risky’ and contested consumption. We encourage presentations from critical, social and cultural studies perspectives exploring topics as diverse as: alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, coffee, sugar, illicit drugs, gambling, sexuality, reproduction, the Internet, social media, media forms/popular culture, pornography, fossil fuels, food and animals. Take this opportunity to discuss adventurous ideas and theories related to your work with a friendly audience.

The Colloquium runs over two days with a single stream of papers (no concurrent sessions). This gives participants the opportunity to share ideas and understandings from different perspectives and enter into collaborative discussions about dangerous consumptions and the conceptual approaches used to make sense of them.

The Colloquium is being hosted by the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW, convened by Dr Kari Lancaster.

Date and time

Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November, 2019


Kirby Institute Berg Seminar Room
Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building
UNSW Sydney NSW 2052


Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Dr Kari Lancaster by Friday 27th September (k.lancaster@unsw.edu.au).

Each paper will have a 20 minute slot and presenters can choose how to use this time. For example, presenters can have a 15 minute paper with 5 minutes for questions or a 10 minute paper with 10 minutes for questions. There will be an additional 10 minute question time at the end of each session.

Accommodation options

Details to come.


Details to come.


Dr Kari Lancaster k.lancaster@unsw.edu.au