Recent Work

Publications, conferences, exhibitions and performances.

Publications:

Books

Easterbrook-Smith, G. Producing the Acceptable Sex Worker: An analysis of media representations. March 2022. Rowman and Littlefield. Available for pre-order here (for Australia and New Zealand) or here (for the rest of the world).

Articles and Chapters:

Easterbrook-Smith, G. “Onlyfans as Gig-Economy Work: A nexus of precarity and stigma”. Porn Studies. 2022. doi: 10.1080/23268743.2022.2096682

Download a pre-print of “Onlyfans as Gig-Economy Work” here.

Easterbrook-Smith, G. “Stigma, Invisibility, and Unattainable ‘Choices’ in Sex Work”. Sexualities. 2022. doi: 10.1177/13634607211060503

Easterbrook-Smith, G. “By Bread Alone: Baking as Leisure, Performance, Sustenance, During the COVID-19 Crisis.” Leisure in the Time of Coronavirus: A Rapid Response, edited by Brett Lashua, Corey W. Johnson and Diana Parry. 2022. Routledge.

Easterbrook-Smith, G. “Skin in the Game: Imposter Syndrome and the Insider Sex Work Researcher.” The Palgrave Handbook of ‘Imposter Syndrome’ in Higher Education, edited by Michelle Addison, Maddie Breeze and Yvette Taylor. 2022. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 173 – 187.

Easterbrook-Smith, G. “Shame, Subjectivity and Pandemic Productivity”. Acta Academica. 2021. Vol. 53, No. 2. pp. 164-174. doi: 10.18820/24150479/aa53i2/9
NB: This article is open access, the full version can be viewed at the above link.

Easterbrook-Smith, G. “Resisting division: migrant sex work and ‘New Zealand working girls'”. Continuum. 2021. doi: 10.1080/10304312.2021.1932752

Easterbrook-Smith, G. “By Bread Alone: Baking as Leisure, Performance, Sustenance, During the COVID-19 Crisis.” Leisure Sciences. 2021. Vol. 43, No. 1-2. pp. 36-42. doi: 10.1080/01490400.2020.1773980
NB: This article is open access, the full version can be viewed at the above link.

Easterbrook-Smith, G. “Sex Work, Advertorial News Media and Conditional Acceptance.” European Journal of Cultural Studies. 2021. Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 411- 429. doi:
10.1177/1367549420919846

Easterbrook-Smith, G. “Genuinely Keen to Work: Sex Work, Emotional Labour, and the News Media” in Armstrong, L. and Gillian, A. (eds) Sex Work and the New Zealand Model: Decriminalisation and Social Change. 2020. Bristol University Press. pp. 157-176

Easterbrook-Smith, G. “Change can never be ‘complete’”: the legal right to self-identification and incongruous bodies.” International Journal of Gender, Sexuality and Law. 2020. Vol. 1, no. 1. pp. 134-158.
NB: This article is open access, the full version can be viewed at the above link.

Easterbrook-Smith, G. “‘Not on the Street Where We Live’: walking while trans under a model of sex work decriminalisation”. Feminist Media Studies. 2020. Vol. 20, no. 7. pp. 1013 – 1038. doi: 10.1080/14680777.2019.1642226

Easterbrook-Smith, G. “Illicit drive-through sex”, “Migrant Prostitutes”, and “Highly Educated Escorts”: Productions of ‘acceptable’ sex work in New Zealand news media 2010 – 2016.
Doctoral Thesis, 2018.
Victoria University of Wellington.

Book reviews:

“Review: Stephanie Hunter Jones, Sex Work and Female Self-Empowerment.” Sexualities. 2019. doi/10.1177/1363460719876827

“Review: My Body, My Business: New Zealand Sex Workers in an Era of Change.” Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, vol. 4, no. 1, 2019, pp. 109-111. doi: 10.1386/qsmpc_00009_5

Other Publications:

“Stone Femme” in Out Here, edited by Emma Barnes and Chris Tse. Auckland University Press. 2021. pp. 73-74.

Review of Netflix’s BONDiNG. The Spinoff. 4 May 2019.

All the Worst Questions I’m Asked as a Sex Worker. Vice. 1 October 2018.

Conference presentations:

Symposium on Stigma, Discrimination, and Sex Workers’ Rights.
Productions of stigma in New Zealand news media post-decriminalization in the “Rhetoric, discourse and stigma” panel.
Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, February 2018.

Gender, Work and Organisation Bi-Annual Conference.
How the ‘Less is Better’ Rhetoric is Damaging to Sex Worker Rights in the “Sex Work in the 21st Century” stream.
Keele University, England, June 2016.

Exhibitions/Performances:

“I Wouldn’t Pick a Fight with a Swan, Personally” in IM/PERFECT
Exhibition, 2022.
Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.

“Human Resources”
Art exhibition and publication with Elisabeth Pointon, 2018.
Meanwhile Gallery, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Human Resources press release can be found here, with the exhibition further discussed as part of a profile of Meanwhile Gallery in Salient.

“Paying For It: An Insider’s Guide to the New Zealand Sex Industry Vol II”
Live performance, 2017.
Bats Theatre, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Nominated for a Wellington Theatre Award.

Other:

Feedback/consultancy for Mrs Warren’s Profession, dir. Eleanor Bishop.
Auckland Theatre Company, 2018.
Auckland, New Zealand.