Call for papers: Sex Trafficking Conference
April 2 – 4, 2008, South Texas College, McAllen, TX
Following the success of our 2007 conference on Human Trafficking, the Women’s Studies committee of South Texas College is organizing our second annual conference on the topic of Human Trafficking, with a focus on the demand for the physical and sexual labor of trafficked persons.
Our keynote and featured speakers are Mimi Chakarova, photojournalist from U.C. Berkeley; Victor Malarek, Canadian TV journalist and author of The Natashas; Robert Jensen, Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin and author of Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity; Melissa Farley, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Prostitution Research and Education; and Norma Hotaling, Executive Director of the SAGE Project and founder of the first “John School.”
We invite researchers, faculty, graduate students, journalists and practitioners to present findings and observations on a wide range of issues related to sex trafficking, focusing on the demand side. Topics may include:
- The nature of and causes behind the growing demand for services performed by persons who are trafficked
- The causes and effects of sex and labor trafficking
- Organized sex tourism
- Enslaved prostitution
- Strategies for reducing the global practice of sex and labor trafficking
The conference will include presentations by guest speakers and art exhibits on both sides of the Texas/Mexico border. Proposals for papers, panels and roundtables will be accepted through February 20, 2008, and may be sent via e-mail to Jenny B. Clark, Chair of the Women’s Studies Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Burton at email@example.com. Please include the term “Sex Trafficking Conference” in the subject line.
Pass on to your colleagues as appropriate.
We shall make prompt responses of acceptance.
Thanks to H.A. Chew for forwarding this along.