Andy Hathaway

Andy Hathaway
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Phone number: 
519 824 4120 x53256
MCKN 610

Cannabis; Moral regulation; Drug policy; Harm reduction; Qualitative methods

PhD Sociology, McMaster University (2000)

Andy Hathaway is an Associate Professor who teaches in the Criminal Justice and Public Policy program in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. His research on cannabis, spanning over two decades, examines use in marginalized and mainstream populations, and draws out implications for social policy development. He has held a number of federal grants to study the use of marijuana for medical conditions and broader normalizing trends of cannabis consumption using surveys, interviews, and ethnographic methods.

Hathaway, A.D. 2015. Drugs & Society. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Hathaway, A., Mostaghim, A., Kolar, K., Erickson, P., and Osborne, G. 2018. “It’s really no big deal”: The role of social supply networks in normalizing use of cannabis by students at Canadian universities. Deviant Behavior. DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2017.1411047

Hathaway, A., Mostaghim, A., Kolar, K., Erickson, P.G., and Osborne, G. 2016. A nuanced view of normalization: Attitudes of cannabis non-users in a study of undergraduate students at three Canadian universities. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. DOI: 10.3109/09687637.2015.1112362

Hathaway, A.D. 2015. Public criminology in an age of austerity: Reflections from the margins of drug policy research. Radical Criminology 5: 169-91.

Hathaway, A.D. Comeau, N., and Erickson, P.G. 2011. Cannabis normalization and stigma: Contemporary practices of moral regulation. Criminology and Criminal Justice 11(5): 451-69.

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