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Revolting Prostitutes: Sex Work Research Hub mini-conference + book launch

7th November 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Sex Work Research Hub presents: Mini-conference and book launch event for Molly Smith and Juno Mac’s highly anticipated book Revolting Prostitutes. This passionate and accessible account of the global sex worker rights movement, the labour of sex work, and the debates in the public eye, will challenge readers to rethink sex work.
The book launch event will be combined with a mini-conference on the topic Sex workers’ contributions to research. Speakers will discuss the many ways that sex workers – including some of the speakers themselves – have affected their research.
Nadine Gloss (University of Leeds) will speak about her experience of researcher/sex worker interaction and collaboration while organising a Whores’ Congress (Hurenkongress) in Germany, and on the history of sex worker-only Congresses.
Polly Blake (pseudonym, university redacted) will discuss the impact of traumatic research on the researcher, and the way stigma towards sex workers affects a closeted sex working researcher.
Carolyn Henham (independent scholar) will speak about her research project Exploring Best Practice in the Management of Manged Areas of Sex work in a European Context, and the contributions of sex workers to this project.
Niki Adams (English Collective of Prostitutes) will present two pieces of community research on sex work related cautions and convictions, women’s labour, and indoor sex work criminalisation.
The keynote speakers Juno Mac and Molly Smith will read from and present their book Revolting Prostitutes, and will answer questions.
6:30-7:00 Registration
7:00 Welcome
7:15 Nadine Gloss, University of Leeds: Researcher/sex worker interaction while organising a sex worker only Whores’ Congress in Germany.
7:30 Polly Blake, (university redacted): Doing traumatic research related to sex work, as a sex working researcher.
7:45 Carolyn Henham, independent scholar: Sex workers’ contribution to her pan-European research project into managed areas.
8:00 Niki Adams, English Collective of Prostitutes: Presenting two pieces of community research.
8:15 Questions
8:30 Keynote speakers: Molly Smith and Juno Mac present their book Revolting Prostitutes.

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