Laura to give classes on migration, gender, the sex industry: Switzerland

I will be Visiting Professor of Gender and Migration for three months (September-November) at the Maison d’analyse des processus sociaux (MAPS), at the Université de Neuchâtel, working with Janine Dahinden. I’m invited to give lectures at universities round Switzerland and two classes detailed here. For more information contact the emails given below.

1-Migration, Feminism and the Sex Industry
University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

15/16/17 September 2010

Open to PhD students, researchers and post-docs in gender studies in Switzerland.

Compulsory Registration Deadline: 15 August 2010.

Migration has transformed feminists’ ideological conflict about the meaning of prostitution. From being a two-sided debate about whether ‘sex work is work’ or ‘violence against women’, the discussion now must consider migration policies that favour ‘highly skilled’, white-collar and technical professionals over those willing to take less prestigious jobs in the informal sector, including the sex industry.

Researchers working in the realm of migration and sex work and wishing to present a paper (15 minutes, followed by a 30 minutes discussion) are asked to send a title and abstract before 15 August to: Janine.dahinden [a]

Maison d’analyse des processus sociaux – MAPS
Université de Neuchâtel
Faubourg de l’Hôpital 27 CH-2000 Neuchâtel

2- Migration and Globalization: Gendered Perspectives
MA course open to all students in gender studies in Switzerland
University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Maximum 40 participants (5 ECTS)

3/4/5 November 2010

What does globalisation mean in terms of people’s movements across borders? Who leaves home and why? How do ideas about Gender Equality help us understand undocumented migration and illegal jobs? What are human trafficking and smuggling?

(Compulsory information meeting: 20 September. Texts and references will be given, that students will be asked to read before the workshop.)

The teaching is in English. Registration and information: francois.spangenberg [a]

One thought on “Laura to give classes on migration, gender, the sex industry: Switzerland

  1. Raja Attiq

    Hello Concerns

    You are working good for creating awarness raising and teaching the community of sex industary

    Attiq Raja


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