Indigenous Australian experiences of sex work

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A headshot photograph of Corrine Sullivan ARCSHS invites you to a research and practice seminar with Associate Professor Corrinne Sullivan.

Wednesday 16 February 2022 04:00 pm until Wednesday 16 February 2022 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Dr Stephanie Lusby
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Associate Professor Corrinne Sullivan
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Public Lecture; Seminar/Workshop/Training; Public

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The lived experiences of Indigenous Australian sex workers are largely unknown. Through qualitative semi-structured interviews with seven Indigenous sex workers and two health/support workers, this presentation shares stories of the ways in which Indigenous Australian sex workers negotiate their everyday lives, as well as their cultural, gender and sexual identities. Finding that Indigenous Australian sex workers work in the sex industry for financial reasons, mainly to achieve economic independence and to support their lifestyles. They reported predominantly positive experiences of working in the sex industry, with negative experiences related to cultural rejection and loss.

About Associate Professor Corrinne Sullivan

Corrinne Sullivan is an Aboriginal scholar from the Wiradjuri Nation in Central-West New South Wales and an Associate Professor of Geography at Western Sydney University. Her multi-disciplinary research interests focus on experiences and effects of body and identity in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Her current work explores Indigenous Australian sexuality and gender diversity through the perspectives of youth, older people, and sex workers.


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