Dr Peta Malins is Program Manager of the Bachelor of Legal and Dispute Studies and a Lecturer in Criminology and Justice Studies. She is a member of the Social and Global Studies Centre and the Centre for Urban Research.
Peta is a critical, poststructural researcher who explores the embodied effects and affects of crime and justice interventions, with a particular focus on drug use, policing, gender and sexuality. She has an interest in the intersections between theory and practice, and the complex connections between bodies, cultural representations and urban space in enactments of harm. She is currently working on research projects regarding drug-detection dog operations, school-based drug education, and overdose memorials.
Peta’s publications are listed here:
See also: Peta’s twitter profile
- BA(Hons), Melb
- PhD Criminology, Melb
Peta has worked previously at the City of Melbourne (City Safety / Drug Policy), the Australian Research Centre for Sex, Health and Society, and the FootPatrol outreach Needle and Syringe Program. She has also volunteered with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) and the DanceWize peer education harm reduction program.
She is on the Advisory Board for the PARTi project, a peer-led harm reduction intervention designed to reduce overdose deaths and other harms in the Melbourne dance party scene. And she is a member of Unharm! and SSDP, both grassroots drug policy advocacy organisations.
- Malins, P. (2019). Drug dog affects: Accounting for the broad social, emotional and health impacts of general drug detection dog operations in Australia In: International Journal of Drug Policy, 67, 63 - 71
- Malins, P. (2017). Desiring assemblages: A case for desire over pleasure in critical drug studies In: International Journal of Drug Policy, 49, 126 - 132
- Deana, L.,Malins, P. (2015). Biopedagogical assemblages: Exploring school drug education in action In: Cultural studies: Critical Methodologies, 15, 398 - 406
- Malins, P. (2011). An ethico-aesthetics of heroin chic: art, cliche and capitalism In: Deleuze and the Body, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom