My current projects include a community-based study of transgender sex workers in the Seattle area (funded by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the Pride Foundation), and an introductory sexuality studies book (" 15 (2): 156-162. The Universal Periodic Review and new directions for US policy." Anti Trafficking Review, 1, pp.
First published on December 16, 2014 doi: 10.1177/1532708614562886.
My pedagogy is an extension of my critical interest in social inequality. I enjoy training students in critical, reflective, and creative scholarly practices, and strive to create warm, open-minded classes where difficult issues are discussed with rigor, respect, and humor. "Exotic Dance Research: A Review of the Literature from 1970 to 2008." Sexuality & Culture.
training is in sociology, but I have also had many years of experience in collaborative teaching/learning across a range of disciplines including cultural studies, sexuality studies, critical race studies, and media studies. “‘Bad Girls Rule’: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Commentary on the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls.” Journal of Sex Research 46.
GEN ST 197 Sexuality & Society BIS 219 The Politics of Sex Education BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research BIS 445 Meanings and Realities of Inequality BIS 490/BIS 593 Senior Seminar/Graduate elective: Regulating Sexuality: Activism, Policy, and Everyday Life BIS 490/BIS 593 Senior Seminar/Graduate elective: Commercial Sex Work, Sexual Health & Global Human Rights My research and scholarship centers on the critical study of social inequality, focusing on the relationship between sexuality, power, and context (including: organizational, institutional, cultural, and global contexts).
In the past my research has included ethnographic research on post-industrial service work jobs including waitressing and sex work; more recently I have applied my research and scholarship to evaluating popular discourses about the "sexualization of girls," and discourses and policies about sex work and human trafficking. "Using human rights to hold the US accountable for its anti-sex work agenda.
“Subjects of Desire: Academic Armor, Intimate Ethnography, & the Production of Critical Knowledge.” Qualitative Inquiry, 7, 4, Pp.
"12-Step Feminism Makes Sex Workers Sick: How the State and the Recovery Movement Turn Radical Women into ‘Useless Citizens’." Sexuality & Culture, 2, Pp.
: Life Lessons from Multiracial Feminism.”In Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia.
Exactly how much sex would would most publishers allow to be in a today's novel? I'm not talking about romance novels where apparently everything goes.
I think explicit scenes could be cut if needed by a publisher, because I don't think they can advance the storyline in most cases.
But say, for example, that a thug character in a crime novel goes on to solicit services of a prostitute - how much detail can go into the act to be considered publishable?
Honestly, outside of romance novels, things like this are best left to the reader's imagination.