Law and sociology lecturers from WIT’s School of Humanities, talk with experts about gender issues across social, political and cultural dimensions
Episode 2 of the Engendering Change podcast, with hosts Niamh Maguire and John O’Brien, is titled: Male Sex Work in the Digital Age w/ Paul Ryan.
In the second episode, John O’Brien talks with Paul Ryan, Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology in Maynooth University. We discuss his latest book: Male Sex Work in the Digital Age: Curated Lives.
The discussion centres on the research of Professor Ryan, which emphasises listening to the voices of sex workers so that their experiences and needs can be heard. The talk covers background issues of migration, precarious and difficult employment for migrant workers in the mainstream economy, the housing crisis, and the transformation of the nature of sex work in the digital age.
The aim of the Engendering Change podcast is to talk to leading activists and researchers who work on questions and issues related to gender, so that this can be brought to a wider audience.
The hosts are WIT School of Humanities Niamh Maguire (senior lecturer in law) and John O’Brien (lecturer in sociology), and the producer is Rob O’Connor from the Department of Computing and Mathematics.
You can listen to all Engendering Change podcasts on the main streaming platforms through the links below: