Recent Work

Publications, conferences, exhibitions and performances.


“‘Not on the Street Where We Live’: walking while trans under a model of sex work decriminalisation”. Feminist Media Studies. 2019. doi: 10.1080/14680777.2019.1642226

“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: 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:

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, 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.


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

Nominated for a Wellington Theatre Award.


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