Postgraduate Bi-Annual Sex Work Conference, January 2014


I am so excited and nervous in equal measure for this conference. It is being held at the University of Leeds on 16th January 2014 9am until 4pm, full details are here. I cannot wait to meet everyone, and hear all the different papers.

I have included the draft programme below.

The organisers are Dr Teela Sanders, and PhD students Laura Connelly and Lucy Binch.

Dr Sanders has set up the Yorkshire Academic Sex Work Consortium and I hope that the conference will bring opportunities for collaborations.

Draft Programme (21.11.13)

9am – Registration and Refreshments

9.20 – Introduction Dr Teela Sanders, University of Leeds

9.30 – 10am: Paper 1 (Re)Imagining the Researcher (Re)Discovering the ‘Other
Gemma Ahearne, Leeds Metropolitan University

10am – 10.30: Paper 2 A Tale of Two Cities: A Comparison of the Experiences of Stigma between Sex Workers in Nottingham and Cape Town, Lucy Binch, Sheffield University and Daniela Scotece POW

10.30 – 11am: Paper 3: Sex Worker Organising in UK and France, Jenny Webber Ruskin College, Oxford

11-11.30: Coffee break

11.30 – 12: Paper 4 Topic Romanian and Bulgarian Male Sex Workers in Berlin- An Overview of the Research Project and Methodological Discussion, Victor Trofimov, European University Viadrina in Frankfurt Germany

12 – 12.30: Paper 5 The Cash Nexus: Experiences of money, worth, and price for men who sell sex to men, Allan Tyler London South Bank University

12.30: Announcements: UKNSWP Specialist Library Collection / Yorkshire Academic Sex Work Consortium / PG Network

12.40: – 1.30: Lunch, The Refectory (adjacent to the Student Union)

1.30 – 2: Paper 6 Contextualising direct sex work: labour processes in diverse indoor settings, Jane Pitcher, Loughborough University

2 – 2.30: Paper 7 Multiple faces and liminal spaces: exploring the tension between real and perceived impacts of massage parlours on everyday life Emily Cooper, Lancaster University

2.30 – 3pm Paper 8: Precarious Intimacies – Migrant Sex Workers in Helsinki. Niina Vuolajärvi, Rutgers State University New Jersey, University of Eastern Finland

3pm – 3.15pm : Coffee

3.15- 3.45: Panel Discussion

4pm: Close