Program (2017-2018)

Spring 2018
Sex and the City

  • January 25: Panel: Social Justice and Sex-Work in the City of Victoria

    Panelists include Bobby Dick, Breanne Gornall, and Sarah Smith, facilitated by Rachel Phillips (Peers Victoria Resources Society)

    Image of Peers Panelists include Bobby Dick, Breanne Gornall, and Sarah Smith, facilitated by Rachel Phillips (Peers Victoria Resources Society)

    Panel: Social Justice and Sex-Work in the City of Victoria

    Abstract

    What is the relation between social justice movements and the sex-work industry in the Canadian city? This first City Talks event of the Spring 2018 series will explore this question and more through a panel discussion on social justice and sex-work in the City of Victoria, facilitated by Rachel Phillips, Executive Director of the Peers Victoria Resources Society.

    Thursday, January 25, 7:30 PM

    Legacy Art Gallery ~ 630 Yates Street, Victoria

    Free Public Event
  • February 22: Desire and Development in the Global City: Toward a Queer Urban Studies
    Natalie Oswin
    Associate Professor, Department of Geography, McGill University

    This City Talk was co-sponsored by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union through the Jean Monnet EU Centre of Excellence at the University of Victoria.
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    Image of Natalie Oswin Natalie Oswin
    Associate Professor, Department of Geography, McGill University

    Desire and Development in the Global City: Toward a Queer Urban Studies

    Natalie Oswin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at McGill University. Natalie studies the geographies of sexuality, drawing particularly on queer and postcolonial theories to understand the workings of heteronormativity in various sites. Natalie has conducted field research in Singapore and South Africa and has engaged in conceptual work on the notion of queer geographies, the sexual politics of global urbanism, and the politics of mobility in global cities. Natalie is currently completing a book manuscript on sexual citizenship in Singapore while also beginning research into the expansion of gay-friendly policies in cities worldwide and planning research into foster care and adoption in Canada.

    Abstract

    Coming soon...

    Thursday, February 22, 7:30 PM

    Legacy Art Gallery ~ 630 Yates Street, Victoria

    Free Public Event

    This City Talk is co-sponsored by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union through the Jean Monnet EU Centre of Excellence at the University of Victoria.

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  • March 22: Sex-Work, Social Citizenship, and the Ethics of Care in the Contemporary City
    Ebru Ustundag
    Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Tourism Studies, Brock University

    This City Talk is co-sponsored by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union through the Jean Monnet EU Centre of Excellence at the University of Victoria.
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    Image of Ebru Ustundag Ebru Ustundag
    Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Tourism Studies, Brock University

    Sex-Work, Social Citizenship, and the Ethics of Care in the Contemporary City

    Ebru Ustundag is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Tourism Studies at Brock University. Ebru's primary fields of study include urban geography, citizenship studies, feminist geographies, geographies of sex-work, geographies of health and addiction, and scholarly-activism. Ebru is currently researching questions of social citizenship and the microgeographies of street-level sex workers in contemporary cities.

    Abstract

    Coming soon...

    Thursday, March 22, 7:30 PM

    Legacy Art Gallery ~ 630 Yates Street, Victoria

    Free Public Event

    This City Talk is co-sponsored by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union through the Jean Monnet EU Centre of Excellence at the University of Victoria.

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