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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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
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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