The Narcotic Farm


Nancy D. Campbell is an associate professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She studies drug policy and history of science. Her other books include Using Women: Gender, Drug Policy, and Social Reproduction (Routledge, 2000), and a scholarly history of science at The Narcotic Farm titled Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research (University of Michigan Press, 2007).

JP Olsen is a documentary filmmaker and writer. He has worked as a producer, co-producer and associate producer on numerous programs shown on A&E, CBS, Discovery Channel, HBO and PBS, including the PBS Frontline documentary Drug Wars which won Emmy and Peabody Awards in 2000. He also has written for New York Magazine, The New York Observer, Newsday, The Village Voice and other publications. In addition to producing and writing, Olsen is a musician and songwriter who scored the independent film Slice. He lives in Brooklyn.

Luke Walden is a documentary filmmaker, cameraman and editor. His awards include the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at the 2004 San Francisco Independent Film Festival and, as Director of Photography, the SIGNIS prize at the 2008 Santiago Film Festival in Chile for Slice, a narrative feature. He has taught photography at the University of Connecticut and Rhode Island School of Design, and film making at the New York Film Academy. He now lives in Portland, Oregon.

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