Dr. Peele has written eight books and more than 140 articles and book chapters on the subject of addiction. He has lectured world-wide and is widely recognized as a brilliant and outspoken critic of the disease model of addictions. His books "The Meaning of Addiction", and "The Diseasing of America: Addiction Treatment Out of Control" stake out the intellectual ground for a moral vision of addiction.
The mission of the Dennis Brissett Memorial Lecture Series is "to promote novel and insightful approaches to cultural analysis and criticism; the social construction of meaning; deviance; and social interaction processes". The lecture series reflects the interest of the late Professor Dennis Brissett in the sociology of everyday life.
The lecture series is supported by the UMD School of Medicine, UMD College of Liberal Arts, and the Dennis Brissett Memorial Lecture Series Fund.
TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. PEELE, CONTACT JANELLE WILSON AT 726-6364.