Brown Bag Presentation: Sex Work In Ireland


Jan. 13, 2015 - Jan. 23, 2015, 11am to 12pm

Office/Remote Location

Room 225


Join Professor Paul J. Maginn for a discussion of male and trans sex work in Ireland. The talk is based on research that appeared in the recent groundbreaking book, "Male Sex Work and Society," edited by V. Minichiello & J. Scott.

Don’t miss his Forum Lecture, (De)Sexualisation and (De)Pornification of Suburbia: Moral and Policy Regulation of Commercial Sex, 7:30 p.m., Mon., Jan. 26, in the Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium.

This presentation will draw from his recent co-edited book,"(Sub)Urban Sexcapes:& Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry" (Routledge, 2014), and other ongoing research into the geography/regulation of the sex industry.

Paul J. Maginn is a globally renowned scholar in the geography of sex work. He is an associate professor (Urban Planning) in the School of Earth and Environment at The University of Western Australia. Paul is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland and studied Town and Country Planning at Queen’s University of Belfast completing his Ph.D at London South Bank University. He is the author/co-editor of four other books: "Planning Australia: An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning" co-edited with Susan Thompson (Cambridge University Press, 2012); "Qualitative Urban Analysis: An International Perspective" (Elsevier, 2008) and "Qualitative Housing Analysis: An International Perspective" (Emerald, 2008) both co-edited with Susan Thompson and Matthew Tonts and "Urban Regeneration, Community Power and the (In)significance of ‘Race’" (Ashgate, 2004). Paul is also Editor-in-Chief of "Urban Policy and Research," Australia’s leading urban studies journal and a member of the International Advisory Board for the international peer-reviewed journal "Policy and Politics."

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Department of Sociology
Barb Brents

External Sponsor

Department of Sociology