Prostitution and the Sex Trade in EuropeSemester Course

Prostitution & the Sex Trade
Week-Long Study Tour
Amsterdam/the Hague
Core Course Week Study Tour
Southern Sweden or Denmark
Major Discipline(s)
Gender Studies, Public Policy, Sociology
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

In this course, we begin with a focus on prostitution and sex work in Europe as a starting point, then expand to countries globally. Along the way, you will gain insight into historical, cultural, legal, and political aspects of prostitution and examine current and future consequences of the varying national approaches across Europe. You also examine prostitution from different perspectives ranging from that of sex workers, customers, anti-trafficking advocacy groups, law enforcement officials, and politicians.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Human Rights, Legal Studies


Deivida Vandzinskaite

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Education, Siauliai University, Lithuania, 2011), focus on the cross-cultural use of service learning in higher education. M.A. (Social Anthropology and Sociology, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, 2006). Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Siauliai University, 2007-2013. Visiting scholar at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, 2008-2012. Research experience on the national and international level covering topics related to cultural diversity and cross-cultural issues, gender and family studies, global diffusion of educational models, and voluntary participation in Europe. With DIS since 2013.

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Helle Rytkønen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, 2002). M.S. and B.S. (Political Science, University of Copenhagen). Exchange student at UC Berkeley, 1993-1995. Taught Anthropology, Philosophy and Rhetoric at Stanford University, 2002-12. Also taught classes at Hope House, a rehabilitation center in Redwood City, California, for female substance abusers and criminals, 2008-11. With DIS since 2012.

Teresa Imaya Bengtsson

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag. in Advanced Migration Studies (Copenhagen University). B.A., in Global Humanities (Communications and Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University Center). Research interests include migration and transnationalism, identity and belonging, and Islamic feminism. Passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in higher education. With DIS since 2013.

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