Beside my research/teaching interests, I work with students with interests in the following areas:

  • gender and sexuality in Latin America;
  • activism and social justice (e.g. missing and murdered women; queer activism; leftist activism; mobilization around gender and sexuality issues)
  • state regulation around sex work
  • sex trafficking and anti-trafficking campaigns
  • anthropology of tourism (e.g. sex/romance tourism; eco-tourism; cosmetic surgery tourism);
  • gendered experiences of illness and pain;
  • gender and athleticism;
  • queer anthropology;
  • motherhood (e.g. experiences and practices of urban indigenous women in Ottawa); 

Current supervision

Veronica Vicencio Diaz, Gender and sexual fluidity in Veracruz, Mexico, (MA Anthropology)

Lauren Montgomery, Spread Across Legal Jurisdictions: Comparing the Municipal Regulations of Massage Parlour Sex Work in Ottawa & Edmonton (PhD Sociology)

Melanie Rickert, Queer(ing) Russia: Social and Political Explorations of Queer Publics in Contemporary Russia  (PhD Anthropology)

Completed supervision

Morgan Rochon, Unwrapping the “Truth”: The Perversion of Personal Narratives in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns (MA Sociology 2017)

Kayleigh Thompson, ‘A war for a foreign woman’: Gender, power and economic tension in Negril (MA Political Economy 2017)

Katherine Van Meyl, On the Separation of Personal and Professional:  Sex, Work, Law, the Girlfriend Experience and the Interpersonal Relationships of Independent Escorts (MA Sociology 2014)

Melanie Rickert, Propaganda? What Propaganda?: Discourse, Identity, and Queer Activism in St-Petersburg, Russia (MA Anthropology 2014)