FRANCE – Dr Calogero Giametta
Calogero Giametta is a sociologist with a research focus on migration, gender and sexuality. His work focuses on the analysis of two forms of socio-legal protection addressing non-EU migrants in France and in the UK: anti-trafficking initiatives and the right of asylum. His writings explore how migration control operates, at various levels, through (sexual) humanitarian interventions. Between 2010 and 2014 his PhD research (London Metropolitan University) looked at the lived experiences of gender and sexual minority refugees, and on the discourses linking the politics of sexuality and the British refugee granting process; this included ethnography with LGBT asylum seekers living in the UK. In his current post-doctoral position within SEXHUM he has expanded his research focus to the analysis of humanitarian discourses and securitisation practices targeting migrant sex-workers within the French migration regime.
(2017) The Sexual Politics of Asylum : Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the UK Asylum System, Routledge : New York and London. https://www.routledge.com/The-Sexual-Politics-of-Asylum/Giametta/p/book/9781138674677
(2014) ‘Rescued’ subjects : the question of agency and religiosity for non-heteronormative asylum seekers in the UK, in Sexualities, Vol. 17, 583–599.
(Forthcoming 2017) Reorienting participation, distance and positionality : ethnographic encounters with gender and sexual minority migrants, in Sexualities.
(2016) Narrativising one’s sexuality and gender : neoliberal humanitarianism and the right of asylum, in Stella, F. Taylor, Y. et al. (eds) Sexuality, Citizenship, and Multiple Belongings : Transnational, National, and Intersectional Perspectives. Routledge : New York.
with Akoro, Joseph S. (Forthcoming) ‘The Things That Shouldn’t Stay Only With Me’ : Co-authoring Through Reflecting On Migration and Sexuality, under review in Sociological Research Online (SOCRES).
NEW ZEALAND – Dr Calum Bennachie
Calum gained his PhD in Gender Studies through Victoria University of Wellington in 2010. He previously worked for the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective from 1999 to 2017, covering policy, administration, and sexual health education and was involved in the passage of the Prostitution Reform Act between 2000 and 2003. His publications reflect this interest in a background in policy and legislation, and how these can be used to protect the rights, health, and well-being of sex workers.
Calum stands in front of the picture of Marama at the NZPC community base in Wellington. Marama also means “understanding, knowledge” in Maori.
Bennachie, C., & Marie, J., (2010). Their words are killing us: The impact of violent language of anti-sex work groups, Research for sex work, 12, pp24-26.
Healy, C., Bennachie, C., and Reed A., (2010). History of the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective, in Abel, G., Fitzgerald, L., & Healy, C., (Eds). Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers fight for decriminalisation. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, pp45-55.
Barnett, T., Healy, C., Reed, A., & Bennachie, C., (2010). Lobbying for decriminalisation, in Abel, G., Fitzgerald, L., & Healy, C., (Eds). Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers fight for decriminalisation. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, pp 57-73.
Bennachie, C., (2010). Decriminalising sex work in New Zealand – what it means to sex workers. Presentation at the International AIDS Conference, Vienna, 2010.
Healy, C., Bennachie, C., & Marshal, R., (2012). Harm reduction and sex workers: A New Zealand response – taking the harm out of the law, in Pates, R., & Riley, D., (Eds), Harm reduction in substance use and high-risk behaviour: International policy and practice. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing.
Bennachie, C., (2014). NZPC Analysis of the Swedish laws criminalising clients. Wellington, NZ: NZPC
UNITED STATES (LA) – Dr Anne E. Fehrenbacher
Anne E. Fehrenbacher is a public health researcher with expertise in labor, migration, sex work, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Fehrenbacher received her Ph.D. and MPH from the Department of Community Health Sciences in the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has researched the health and rights of sex workers for over 10 years in Asia, North America, and Europe. Dr. Fehrenbacher has worked with the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee of sex workers in West Bengal, India since 2011 examining migration narratives of sex workers, the impact of economic insecurity on consistent condom use, and self-regulatory boards run by sex workers to monitor labor conditions and prevent human trafficking. Dr. Fehrenbacher is currently the principal investigator for a mixed-methods study with Durbar on PrEP acceptability and adherence barriers among hard to reach sex workers in India funded by the UCLA Center for AIDS Research, UCLA AIDS Institute, and the UCLA Center for World Health. Dr. Fehrenbacher is also a collaborator for a randomized controlled trial to test the impact of mobile phone messaging on HIV testing and health care utilization among female entertainment workers in Cambodia. In addition to her research for SEXHUM, Dr. Fehrenbacher is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) in the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.
Dr Anne E. Fehrenbacher
Selected Publications and Presentations:
Fehrenbacher, A. E., Swendeman, D. T, Chowdhury, D., Ghose, T., Jana, S. (in preparation). Consistent condom use between female sex workers and their non-commercial partners in Kolkata, India: The interaction of intimacy and economic insecurity.
Fehrenbacher, A. E., Chowdhury, D., Ghose, T., Swendeman, D. T. (2016). Consistent condom use by female sex workers in Kolkata, India: Testing theories of economic insecurity, behavior change, life course vulnerability, and empowerment. AIDS and Behavior, 20(10), 2332-2345.
Swendeman, D. T., Fehrenbacher, A. E., Ali, S., George, S. M., Mindry, D., Collins, M., Ghose, T., Dey, B. (2015). “Whatever I have, I have made by coming into this profession”: The intersection of resources, agency, and achievements in pathways to sex work in Kolkata, India. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 44(4):1011-1023.
Baldwin, S. B., Fehrenbacher, A. E., Eisenman, D. P. (2014). Psychological coercion in human trafficking: An application of Biderman’s framework. Qualitative Health Research, 25(9):1171-1181.
Fehrenbacher, A. E., Baldwin, S. B., Amiri, B. (2012). Religious restrictions on reproductive health services for victims of human trafficking. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting: San Francisco: CA.
Baldwin, S. B., Fehrenbacher A. E. (2012). Physical and mental health effects of coercion: An application of Biderman’s framework to human trafficking. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA.
Fehrenbacher, A. E., Ali, S., Swendeman, D. T., Ghose, T. (2012) Exploring coercion and risk for HIV among female sex workers in India. XIX International AIDS Conference: Washington, DC.
UNITED STATES (NYC) – Dr Heidi Hoefinger
Heidi’s academic expertise is in urban ethnography and gender and sexuality, with a focus on sex work, LGBTQ communities, nighttime economies, intimacy, subcultures, and substance use in Southeast Asia, UK and NYC. She has worked on various drugs, sex, and migration-related research projects for the European Research Council in London and the National Research and Development Institutes in NYC. She is involved in international sex worker rights advocacy and is a member of X-Talk and Sex Worker Open University in the UK, and Sex Worker’s Outreach Project in NYC. She was an inaugural member of the Red Umbrella Fund programme advisory committee from 2012-2015, which grants funds to sex worker-led projects around the world. Her PhD research (completed in 2010 for Goldsmiths College, University of London) was based on longitudinal ethnographic research on the sex and entertainment sectors in Cambodia, and is published as a book titled Sex, Love and Money in Cambodia (Routledge, 2013). In addition to conducting research in NYC for SEXHUM, she teaches full time at Berkeley College and is a Visiting Scholar in Anthropology at John Jay College, City University of New York.
Dr Heidi Hoefinger
(2016) Neoliberal Sexual Humanitarianism and Story-Telling – The Case of Somaly Mam, Anti-Trafficking Review, Special Issue: Trafficking Representations, 7: 56-78.
with Pisey Ly and Srorn Srun (2016) Sex Politics and Moral Panics: LGBT Communities, Sex/Entertainment Workers and Sexually-Active Youth in Cambodia. Book chapter in Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia, K. Brickell and S. Springer (eds.), Chapter 27, London: Routledge.
(2016) Media, Sex and the Self in Cambodia. Book chapter in Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Asia, T. Zheng (ed.), Seattle: University of Washington Press.
(2015) ‘It’s All Ours’ – Race, Space and Place in the LGBTQ British-‘Asian’ Dance Club Scene in London. Book chapter in Post-Migrant Socialities: Ethnic Club Cultures in Urban Europe, K. Kosnick (ed.), Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
(2014) Gendered Motivations, Sociocultural Constraints, and Psychobehavioral Consequences of Transnational Partnerships in Cambodia, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 15: 54-72.
(2014) Re-Evaluating Anti-Trafficking – Cambodian Feminisms and Sex Work Realities, in Hysteria – A Collection of Feminisms, Edition 3.
(2013) Sex, Love and Money in Cambodia: Professional Girlfriends and Transactional Relationships. Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia Series, London: Routledge.
(2013) Transnational Intimacies: Examples from Cambodia. Book chapter in Mapping Intimacies: Relations, Exchanges, Affects, Y. Taylor and T. Sanger (eds.), London: Palgrave Macmillan.
(2012) The Global Girls Project: A Case Study of Ethics and Education in the Field, in Teaching Anthropology, Special Issue ‘Teaching in the Field’, 2 (2): 15-26.
(2012) A Woman’s Work: Professional girlfriends and bar girls are creating new meanings of Khmer womanhood, in Southeast Asia Globe Magazine, February cover story, p 56-61.
(2012) Professional Girlfriends: Moving Beyond Sex Work, in Phnom Penh Post, Special Report, Part 1 in 3-part series on Professional Girlfriends, February 15, p 7.
(2012) Why Western Boyfriends: A Cultural Perspective, in Phnom Penh Post, Special Report, Part 2 in 3-part series on Professional Girlfriends, February 16, p 7.
(2012) The Bar: The Good, Bad, and Practical, in Phnom Penh Post, Special Report, Part 3 in 3-part series on Professional Girlfriends, February 17, p 7.
(2011) ‘Professional Girlfriends’: An Ethnography of Sexuality, Solidarity and Subculture in Cambodia. Cultural Studies, 25(2): 244-266.
X:Talk Project, Heidi Hoefinger as contributor (2010) Human Rights, Sex Work and the Challenge of Trafficking. London: X:Talk Project.