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
Major Discipline(s)
Gender Studies, Public Policy, Sociology
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course focuses on prostitution as a parallel or grey economy in Europe. You gain insight into the historical, cultural, and political aspects of prostitution in Scandinavia and other European countries such as the Netherlands and Sweden. You also examine prostitution from different perspectives ranging from sex workers, customers, and anti-trafficking advocacy groups, to law enforcement officials and politicians.

Aside from being faculty at DIS, I run my own law firm, mainly taking pro-bono cases for trafficked people in relation to violations of immigration law and the Danish penal code. Teaching means I can meld together my work experiences in anti-trafficking, human rights, and international law with personal experiences and interests. It is my hope that my students will gain understanding and learn about issues through real contexts and form their own opinions.

Anne Brandt Christensen, DIS faculty member


Related Discipline(s)

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


Ane Krestine Ott

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. and B.A. in Communication Studies from Roskilde University (2013) and a M.A. in Human Rights and Democratization from European Inter-University Centre (2012). Involved with the implementation and evaluation of Danish prostitution policy at the Danish National Center for Social Research (SFI) and wrote thesis on the representation of prostitution and prostitutes in the Danish media and policy. With DIS since 2013.

Prostitution and the Sex Trade, Ane Krestine Larsen

Anne Brandt Christensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

B.A. and M.A. in Law (University of Copenhagen, 1995) Admitted to the Danish Bar, licensed to practice as Advokat. Has worked in the anti-trafficking field since 2007, including for the Danish Red Cross, and is recognized as an expert in the field nationally as well as internationally. Was awarded the European Crime Prevention Award in December 2014 for work through the non-profit anti-trafficking NGO HopeNow which she chaired for eight years. With DIS since 2007.