Emily B. Campbell is a Visiting Lecturer of Sociology. She holds a B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington, an M.A. from the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership of City College, CUNY and an M.Phil. from the CUNY Graduate Center where she is a doctoral candidate. Campbell’s dissertation, “Life on the Line: Grief, Care and Politics in the American Opioid Crisis,” examines grief in the American opioid crisis through a case study of New England. The research investigates how the opioid crisis affects social and political life, particularly on the social experience of grief. The mixed-method approach includes interviews (n=60), participant observation of grief groups and advocacy meetings, visits to relevant facilities and public gatherings (n=25), and analysis of relevant documents and reports. At the intersection of political sociology and the sociology of death and dying, the research shows how the death of a loved one can be a political catalyst with far reaching implications.