Professor Debbie Jones, Head of the School of Social Sciences and member of the Centre for Social Change.
Dr Marie-Louise Janssen, lecturer in gender and sexuality studies at the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.
Marie-Louise is trained in Cultural Anthropology and lecturer in gender and sexuality studies at the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. After founding and directing an NGO entitled Foundation Esperanza, aimed at supporting sex workers from Latin-America who were victims of human trafficking in the Dutch sex industry, Janssen returned to the University of Amsterdam to write her dissertation on basis of oral history interviews with Latin American sex workers. In 2007 she completed her PhD with the title ‘Sex workers on the Move. Latin American women in the European Sex Industry’. Since then, she has published extensively on sex work, migration, and human trafficking, and is specialized in ethnographic research among different groups, such as Latin American sex workers and Chinese masseuses in the Netherlands. Her current research includes historical anthropological research on sex work in the former Dutch colony of Curaçao in the Caribbean region on basis of oral history interviews with marine soldiers and colonial archives.From: 17 Nov 2023, 9 a.m.
The Centre for Social Chage – the Department of Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy, The School of Social Sciences, Swansea University - is delighted to invite you to a hybrid seminar that considers the destigmatizing of sex work. The seminar will be delivered by Dr Marie-Louise Janssen – University of Amsterdam and will be of interest to sex workers, researchers, practitioners and students. The seminar will be chaired by Professor Debbie Jones, Head of the School of Social Sciences and member of the Centre for Social Change.