Hamline Events

Activism and Academics: The Role of Researchers in the Anti-Sex Trafficking Movement(1)

Date: March 28, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: Free
Contact: Name: Kristin Mapel Bloomberg Phone: 651-523-2091 Email: kbloomberg@hamline.edu
Location: Drew Science 118
Sponsor: N/A
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Description: "Activism and Academics: The Role of Researchers in the Anti-Sex Trafficking Movement"
Nikki Berg Burin, University of North Dakota
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28
Drew Science 118

Dr. Berg Burin will address some of the controversies surrounding the anti-trafficking movement, especially in light of the sometimes conflicting perspectives of sex workers' rights and abolitionists, and how researchers can be useful in pointing out nuance, contradictions, and points of consensus. She will also discuss the role of on-the-ground research activities, how we can and should work with movement stakeholders (survivors, service providers, etc.), and the larger issues of whether it is appropriate for researchers and scholars to be "activists." This event is sponsored by the Hamline University Endowed Chair in the Humanities, the women’s studies department, and others.