Disturbing Images, Mistaken Notions, and Forgivable Sins:
The Challenges of Teaching about International Sex Work and Transnational Sex Trafficking
Robert Buffington, Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies
Friday, Oct. 18, 1pm
The talk will be about the perils of teaching on controversial topics like sex work and sex trafficking, especially with regard to representations of sexual violence, common misconceptions about the realities of sex work and sex trafficking, and the ethical dilemma of maintaining professional distance in the face of passionately committed students, on one hand, and student apathy, on the other.