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Denise Brennan, PhD Biography

Associate Professor at Georgetown University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“For sex workers, sex trade is more than a means of survival. It is an advancement strategy that hinges on their successful performance of love. Many women seek to turn a sexual transaction into a long-term relationship that could lead to marriage, migration and a way out of poverty.”

Georgetown Press Release, Aug. 4, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Georgetown University, 1998-present
  • Chair, Anthropology Program, Georgetown University, 2005
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Foreign Service and the Women’s Studies Program, Georgetown University, 1998
  • Member, American Anthropological Association
  • Member, Latin American Studies Association
  • PhD, Anthropology, Yale University, 1998
  • MPhil, Anthropology, Yale University, 1994
  • MA, International Relations, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1991
  • BA, Modern European History, Smith College, 1986
  • Attended Sorbonne University, 1984-1985
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