Elizabeth Ettorre and Alison Anderson

Elizabeth Ettorre

Elizabeth Ettorre was born in the US where she received a BA in Sociology from Fordham University. She completed her PhD at the London School of Economics. Her sociological work has been in England, Finland and the USA and she holds honorary appointments at University of Exeter (UK), University of Helsinki (Finland), Abo Academy University (Finland) and Institute of Scientific Analysis (USA). She has a consistent research interest in gender and health, substance use, reproductive genetics and ethics. Besides numerous journal articles and book chapters, her books include: Lesbians, Women and Society (1980); Women and Substance Use (1992); Gendered Moods (1995) with E. Riska; Society, the Body and Well-Being with K. Suolinna & E. Lahelma (1996); Women and alcohol: a private pleasure or a public problem? (1997); Before Birth (2001); Reproductive genetics, gender and the body (2002); Making Lesbians visible in the Substance Use Field (2005) and Revisioning Women and Drug Use (forthcoming). She is currently Professor of Sociology, School of Sociology & Social Policy, University of Liverpool, UK.

The University of Liverpool
School of Sociology and Social Policy
Eleanor Rathbone Building (Room 1.13)
Bedford Street South, Liverpool, L69 7ZA
United Kingdom

Email: E.Ettorre@liverpool.ac.uk

Alison Anderson

Dr Alison Anderson is Reader in Sociology at the University of Plymouth. She gained a BA in Sociology at the University of York and a PhD from the University of Greenwich. Her prinicipal research interests are in the field of media, social movements and risk. She is the author of Media, Culture and the Environment (1997), The Changing Consumer (co-edited) 2001, and Tourism, Consumption and Representation (co-edited) 2006, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. She has recently completed an ESRC funded project on nanotechnology and news production, and is currently undertaking a BA funded study (with Professor Alan Petersen) on how scientists and policymakers portray the potential isks and benefits of nanotechnologies.

Department of Sociology
University of Plymouth
Drake Circus
Plymouth, Devon
United Kingdom

Email: A.Anderson@plymouth.ac.uk