Manuel Vallee (1998)

I earned my BA in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, after which I obtained an MA and PhD in sociology from the same institution. My MA focused on the rise of direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs, while my PhD focused on the social construction of the Americn Ritalin market.

After lecturing at UC-Berkeley in 2010 and 2011, I arrived at the University of Auckland in July of 2011. Beyond my personal research, during my postgraduate career I participated on a number of research projects, including one analysing the social deterrence effect of governmental environmental enforcement actions, and another analysing the effectiveness of anti-tobacco activism.

Dissertation Title: 
Deconstructing America's Ritalin Epidemic: Contrasting US and France Ritalin Usage