Tag: laura agustín

Snake Oil: A Memoir on the Rise of ‘Trafficking’

laura agustin , December 14th, 2020


­When future historians try to understand what ‘trafficking’ meant in the first 20 years of the 21st century, I hope this memoir gives them pause. Recording how my…


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Back to Barcelona: Migration and Sex Work

laura agustin , May 17th, 2018


In the late 90s I created an email listserv called Industria del Sexo for migrants and sex workers to discuss issues in any Romance language (excluding English was…


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Report from Macedonia: Balkan Noir

laura agustin , March 13th, 2018


Last December I was in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, on the occasion of International Day To End Violence against Sex Workers. This is what the sex workers’…


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Sex at the Margins: Beyond Binaries in Trafficking & Sex Work

laura agustin , December 29th, 2017


I’ve been invited to speak at the Human Trafficking Center of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, Colorado. The talk is called…


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The New Abolitionist Model

laura agustin , December 20th, 2017


The New Abolitionist Model By Laura Agustín, was published in Jacobin Magazine 6 December 2017. I wrote this after reading Julie Bindel’s new book but my thoughts are…


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International Day To End Violence against Sex Workers

laura agustin , December 13th, 2017


On the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers, 17 December, I’ll be in Skopje, Macedonia, invited to speak and march by the Coalition ‘Sexual and Health…


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Thinking about sex work as work: Dublin Anarchist Book Fair

laura agustin , March 12th, 2017


I gave a talk called Thinking about sex work as work on 6 April 2013 at the Dublin Anarchist Book Fair. Local abolitionists and anti-prostitution folks were attacking…


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Is Sex at the Margins (going to be) a classic?

laura agustin , January 12th, 2015


I nearly didn’t bother to publish Sex at the Margins. In 1998 Zed Books wanted to publish a thesis I’d written for a Master’s degree in Education, but…


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