Supervisor: Dr. Becki Ross

Research Interests

My research interests are on sex work and worker rights, anti-colonial anti-racist feminist theory, and anti-colonial feminist qualitative methodology. My main focus has been on the politics of sex work in Canada and New Zealand, with a particular focus on the work conditions of indoor sex workers. After collecting interview data from 30 indoor sex workers and 10 managers working out of Auckland, New Zealand I am currently in the midst of writing my dissertation. For my dissertation, I explore the relationship between socio-legal context, work environment, and overall work experience for sex workers and managers.

Zangger, Catherine. (2010). “The Right Way: Social Justice for Sex Workers”. International Journal of Arts and Science, 3.15, 562-575.

2013 Organizing Sexual Labour: Violence, Safety, and Empowerment for Indoor Sex Workers in Auckland, New Zealand. Paper presented at the The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), November 28th in Brisbane, Australia.

2011 At Arms Race: Community, Sex Workers and Legal Protection Canadian Sex Research Forum- September 25th Vancouver, Canada

2010 Changing the Canadian Sex Industry: Agency, Power and Language and its Influence on Law Reform Canadian Sociological Association– June 1st Montreal, Canada