Faculty Mentors

Geoffrey Hunt, PhD

Senior Scientist
Institute for Scientific Analysis

Dr. 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 a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Analysis and Professor at the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research (CRF) at the University of Aarhus. (Insert link). 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 San Francisco, Hong Kong and Rotterdam. 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 on Drug Abuse. This study represents the latest project on youth gangs in the San Francisco Bay area. Dr. Hunt has been involved in two large scale comparative international projects.

Selected Publications:
Hunt, G., Antin, T., Bjønness, J., & Ettorre, E. (2016). The Increasing Visibility of Gender in the Alcohol and Drug Fields. The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies: Social Science Approaches, 396.

Moloney, M., Hunt, G., & Joe-Laidler, K. (2015). Drug sales, gender, and risk: notions of risk from the perspective of gang-involved young adults. Substance Use & Misuse50(6), 721-732.

Hunt, G., Asmussen Frank, V., & Moloney, M. (2015). Rethinking gender within alcohol and drug research. Substance Use & Misuse50(6), 685-692.