Presentations from the IX IASSCS Conference, Sex and the Marketplace, What’s Love Got to do with It?


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IASSCS IX International Conference, “Sex and the Marketplace: What’s Love got to do with it?” (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013)


OPENING SESSION: Welcome Address

  • Mario Pecheny, Conference Convener, GES-Instituto Gino Germani, Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Abha Bhaiya, IASSCS Board of Directors
  • Carlos Cáceres, IASSCS Board of Directors
  • Sergio Caletti, Social Sciences Department Head, Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Carolina Mera, Director, Instituto Gino Germani, Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Ruth Zubriggen, Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal, Seguro y Gratuito, Argentina


Keynote Address: “Labor of Love: The Sex Worker and the Anti-Trafficking Advocate”

Sealing Cheng, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Adriana Piscitelli, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Lohana Berkins, Asociación de Lucha por la Identidad Travesti Transexual (ALITT), Argentina

Chair: Mario Pecheny, GES-IIGG-Universidad de Buenos Aires/CONICET, Argentina


Keynote Address: “Desire Across Borders: Markets, Migration, and Marital HIV Risk in Rural Mexico”

Jennifer Hirsch, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, United States of America

Mark Padilla, Florida International University, United States of America

Andrea Cornwall, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Chair: Rafael de la Dehesa, City University of New York, United States of America


Keynote Address: “The Price of Pulchritude, the Cost of Concupiscence: How to Have Sex in Late Modernity”

Gary Dowsett, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Australia

Mauro Cabral, Global Action for Trans* Equality, Argentina

Thomas Guadamuz, Mahidol University Center for Health Policy Studies, Thailand

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, University of Michigan, United States of America

Chair: Sonia Correa, ABIA-Sexuality Policy Watch, Brazil


Keynote Address: “Solemnized Beginning: Institutional Seduction and the Politics of Sexualities and Gender in Contemporary Southern African Contexts”

Jane Bennett, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Faysal El Kak, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Gloria Careaga, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Chair: Saskia Wieringa, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 


Keynote Address: “El mercado erótico sexual: ¿un marco analítico pertinente para pensar los intercambios erótico-afectivos en las uniones interraciales?”

(The Sexual Erotic Market: An appropriate analytical framework to think erotic-emotional exchanges in interracial unions?)

Mara Viveros, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Rosalind Petchesky, Graduate Center CUNY, United States of America

Rodrigo Parrini, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico

Chair: Elizabeth Bernstein, Columbia University, United States of America

CLOSING SESSION: IASSCS Award and CHS Award Ceremonies

Institutional representatives:

Abha Bhaiya, Diane di Mauro and Carlos Cáceres, IASSCS Board of Directors

Mario Pecheny, Universidad de Buenos Aires/COMNIOCET, Argentina