"Sex Worker Rights and Queer History in Documentary"

Sunday, April 01 - 1:00p

Dr. Nicholas de Villiers discusses his recently published book, Sexography: Sex Work in Documentary (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), examining a transnational selection of documentaries about sex work. His talk will use film clips to address the ethics of ethnography and interviews with sexually marginalized subjects, and consider how documentary can archive the history of sex worker rights and queer activism.


Bio: Nicholas de Villiers is associate professor of English and film at the University of North Florida. He is the author of Opacity and the Closet: Queer Tactics in Foucault, Barthes, and Warho (Minnesota, 2012) and Sexography: Sex Work in Documentary (Minnesota 2017).