Hi and welcome to my website where you can find information about me and my work!
At the moment I am mostly focusing on my doctoral thesis in social anthropology where I explore the functions of the Sex Purchase Ban. I am aiming for the thesis to be finished before the summer of 2016. I also lead the Swedish section
of the interdisciplinary EU project DemandAT, and earlier this year I contemplated the
relationship between Swedish queer studies and sex work in a paper I gave at the Queering Anthropology Conference at Yale University. I also presented papers at the COST Action ProstPol conference in Vienna in April, discussing how hostility has influenced sex work related research. Early December, Isabelle Johansson and I will give the seminar Researching Sex Work in Sweden: Lessons from the Field at the Department of Gender Studies, Lund University.
Other book projects
are, therefore, on hiatus for a while. However, I do intend to both write the
sequels to my novel Esmara´s tale (Berättelsen om Esmara) and eventually publish a
book about anarchism. In preparation I am exploring anarchist writing from its
roots to the modern day whilst thinking about how these ideas can be applied to
contemporary Swedish debates. Some of these thoughts are published in my chronicles for Syre Magazine.
I am currently working on the translation of Porn, Whores and Feminists (Porr, horor, och feminister) into
English with a team of translators and marketing experts. The publication will be an Open Source project and free to
download, like its Swedish counterpart. In order to fund the translation of
the book we have launched a crowdfunding campaign at JustGiving.com. If you want to know more about the project or download the book in Swedish – click here. Please click here to download a translated excerpt from the book.
If you are interested in
more of my work and activities, please feel free to browse around this site and give me a follow on
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All the best, Petra
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