Dr Emeka W. Dumbili is a Sociologist with expertise in alcohol and other psychoactive substances, micro-macro plastic pollution (environmental sociology/sustainability), social theory, and qualitative methodologies. He completed his PhD in the Department of Sociology and Communications, Brunel University London, exploring the interplay between media consumption, the gendering of alcohol, and aspirational drinking amongst young people.
He is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria, and currently a Georg Forster Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Between 2016 and 2017, he was a Mildred Blaxter Postdoctoral Fellow at Brunel University London. In 2019, he was awarded the ACU (Association of Commonwealth Universities) Blue Charter Fellowship to explore plastic pollution in Nigeria.
His current research interests centre on the sociology of drug use and public health more generally, and he is exploring transgressive drinking, recreational drug use, drug normalization, alcohol labelling practices, and plastic pollution in Nigeria. His writing has appeared in the International Journal of Drug Policy, Addiction Research & Theory, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, amongst others. He is an Associate Editor of the African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies.