Authors

Damon Barrett (editor) is a cofounder and Project Director of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy. He is currently Senior Human Rights Analyst at Harm Reduction International in London.

Atal Ahmadzai is currently working as research officer at the Center for Policy and Human Development, Kabul University, Afghanistan.

Jovana Arsenijevic is the coordinator of the Get Connected! project run by the nongovernmental organization Veza, a program specially tailored for young injecting drug users in Belgrade, Serbia.

Aram Barra is a youth activist working in HIV/AIDS and harm reduction issues in Latin America. He is currently Projects Director of Espolea, a youth-led, human rights organization based in Mexico.

Gretchen Burns Bergman is Executive Director and cofounder of A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing), based in California. She served as State Chairperson for Proposition 36, mandating treatment instead of incarceration for non-violent drug offenders.

Catherine Cook is Senior Analyst for Public Health Policy and Research at Harm Reduction International in London.

Amy Druker works with the Pathways to Healthy Families Program at The Jean Tweed Centre, Toronto, Canada, providing outreach services and support to pregnant and parenting women who use drugs.

Jennifer Fleetwood finished her PhD on women in the international drug trade in 2009, and is in the process of publishing her research. She is a currently a lecturer in criminology at the University of Kent in the UK.

Adam Fletcher is a lecturer in sociology and social policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Britain’s national school of public health.

Asmin Fransiska is a lecturer and Vice Dean at the Faculty of Law, Atma Jaya University, Jakarta, Indonesia. She is also coordinator of the Indonesian Coalition for Drug Policy Reform.

Erik D. Fritsvold is an assistant professor in the Crime, Justice, Law & Society concentration in the Sociology Department at the University of San Diego, and coauthor of Dorm Room Dealers: Drugs and the Privileges of Race and Class.

Michelle Gueraldi is a human rights lawyer and lecturer in international law based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ricky Gunawan is Program Director of the Community Legal Aid Institute (LBH Masyarakat), based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Jess Hunter-Bowman, Associate Director at Witness for Peace, is an expert on U.S. foreign policy in Latin America with a focus on Colombia.

Daniel Joloy is a human rights researcher working at Espolea, a youth-led organization based in Mexico. He also collaborates with Amnesty International Mexico, being responsible for the Dialogue with Authorities Program.

Kathleen Kenny works with the COUNTERfit Harm Reduction Program at South Riverdale Community Health Centre, Toronto, Canada, on community-development initiatives and wellness programming for people who use drugs and have mental-health struggles.

Christopher Kuonqui is currently Senior Policy Adviser to the United Nations Development Programme Sudan Country Office based in Khartoum, and recently served as policy research adviser to the Center for Policy and Human Development in Kabul.

Ajeng Larasati is assistant manager on legal aid and human rights at the Community Legal Aid Institute (LBH Masyarakat), based in Jakarta, Indonesia. She focuses on drug law and policy and has been involved in the organization’s casework on drug-related offenses.

Joan Marston is chair of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network and is based in South Africa.

A. Rafik Mohamed is the chair of the Department of Social Sciences at Clayton State University, Georgia, and coauthor of Dorm Room Dealers: Drugs and the Privileges of Race and Class.

Andjelka Nikolic is responsible for monitoring and evaluation of the Get Connected! project run by the nongovernmental organization Veza, a program specially tailored for young injecting drug users in Belgrade, Serbia.

Steve Rolles is Senior Policy Analyst for Transform Drug Policy Foundation, based in the UK, and author of After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation.

Rebecca Schleifer is Advocacy Director in the Health and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch.

Michael Shiner is a senior lecturer in criminology and social policy at the London School of Economics. He specializes in drug and alcohol studies.

Deborah Peterson Small is the founder and Executive Director of Break the Chains: Communities of Color and the War on Drugs, based in the United States.

Andreina Torres is currently a graduate student at the City University of New York. In 2005, as part of her MA studies at FLACSO-Ecuador she conducted research on women in prison in the country. Her work was published in 2006 under the title of Genero, carcel y drogas: la experiencia de mujeres mulas.