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Marlene Spanger

PhD in Social Science, MA in International Development Studies and History

  • Frederikskaj 10B, C, 228

    2450 København SV

    Denmark

  • A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, Frederiks Kaj 10B

    2450 København SV

    Denmark

20012019
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Research profile

Through research on labour migration, human trafficking and sex for sale, I investigate processes of inclusion and exclusion; how migrants, as minorities, in various ways are excluded and included in the receiving society in terms of discrimination and racism. I do this from a bottom up and a top down perspective:

1)     From below I investigate how the subject positions of the migrants are established and negotiated through the intersecting markers such as i.e. gender, racialisation, professions and sexuality. Taking this perspective reveals the creation of different contested identities as well as how migrants navigate within the regimes of migration, prostitution and the labour market. 

2)     From above I explore how actors like the state, NGOs and enterprise shape the mobility and the work conditions of the migrants. For instance, I study how migrants are governed through the nexus of anti-trafficking and prostitution policies as well as the nexus of anti-trafficking, migrations- and labour market policies.

Keywords

  • Discourse and Society
  • Migration
  • Human trafficking
  • Labour Migration
  • Sexuality
  • intimacies
  • Racialisation
  • Ethnography
  • sex for sale
  • Transnational marriage
  • Gender
  • Prostitution
  • Discourse analysis

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Projects 2011 2019

Research Output 2001 2018

Fluid Sexualities Beyond Sex Work And Marriage: Thai Migrants’ Racialised Gender Performance in Copenhagen

Spanger, M., May 2018, Intimate Mobilities: Sexual Economics, Marriage and Migration in a Disparate World. Groes, C. & Fernandez, N. T. (eds.). New York : Berghahn Books, 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Migranten før arbejdstageren

Spanger, M., 2018, (In preparation) p. 1, 15 p.

Research output: Working paperResearch

Speaking about sex for sale historically, spatially and politically

Skillbrei, M-L. & Spanger, M., 2018, Understanding Sex for Sale : Meanings and Moralities of Sexual Commerce. Skilbrei, M-L. & Spanger, M. (eds.). Oxon: Routledge, 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Prostitution
Morality
Reader
Sexual
Commerce

Surveillance of dangerous liaisons through notions of sex and money

Spanger, M., 2018, Understanding Sex for Sale: Meanings and Moralities of Sexual Commerce . Skilbrei, M-L. & Spanger, M. (eds.). Oxon: Routledge, 20 p. (Interdisciplinary studies in sex for sale).

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

The presence and absence of sex workers' mothering

Spanger, M., 21 Nov 2018, Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research. Dewey, S., Crowhurst, I. & Izugbara, C. (eds.). Routledge, p. 304-315 25 p. (Routledge International Handbooks, Vol. Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research).

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

migrant
worker
motherhood
survival strategy
prostitution

Prizes

Stipendium til San Cataldo

Marlene Spanger (Recipient), 1 Nov 2015

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Winner of Information's Ph.D.-Cup - awarding excellence in science communication.

Marlene Spanger (Recipient), 13 May 2012

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

communication
science
public
young

Activities 2012 2019

Besøg og udveksling seminar mellem Universitetet Sørøst-Norge og Institut for sociologi og socialt arbejde, Aalborg Universitet.

Mette Rømer (Organizer), Maja Lis Lundemark Andersen (Participant), Annette Olesen (Participant), Trond Beldo Klausen (Participant), Marlene Spanger (Participant)
19 Jun 2019

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

File

Følger tvang og slumlejre med, når prisen presses i bund?

Marlene Spanger (Speaker)
15 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

ESA RN23 MidTerm Conference: Sociological explorations of sexuality in Europe:

Marlene Spanger (Participant)
14 Feb 201915 Feb 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Nationalt vidensnetværk om menneskehandel

Marlene Spanger (Organizer)
28 Nov 2018

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Governing labour migration through anti-trafficking?

Marlene Spanger (Organizer)
8 Nov 20189 Nov 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

Press / Media

Ekspert: Et handjob anses ikke nødvendigvis som en seksuel ydelse

Marlene Spanger

25/10/2018

3 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Bare en bette polsk pige

Marlene Spanger

30/09/2017

4 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Orientering

Marlene Spanger

31/03/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Derfor kan danskere købe afrikanske kvinder på gaden

Marlene Spanger

06/11/2014

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media