Mira Fey
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Mira Fey

Originally from Germany, I have lived in Geneva since September 2013. After completing the Master in Political Science/International Relations at the Graduate Institute in 2015, I started my doctoral research investigating the implementation of the Geneva prostitution law. During my field research in the Geneva red-light district, I applied ethnographic methods such as semi-structured interviews and observations with relevant actors, namely police officers, social workers, and sex workers. I will spend March 2018 until February 2019 at the University of California, Berkeley, at the Center for Ethnographic Research to write up my dissertation. I am passionate about social justice, feminism, and writing. Malheureusement, je n'ai jamais réussi à améliorer mon français assez bien au cours des quatre dernières années à Genève pour contribuer à Jet d'Encre en français.

Articles de Mira Fey

L'encrier 30 janvier 2018

I don’t care about sex anymore.

Grappling with omnipresent sexual harassment, both in her research and also her personal life through her own experiences and those of friends, Mira Fey wrote down some reflections. This text is published on L’Encrier, a space of free stylistic expression.

International 16 août 2017

Growing up with white privilege

After the horrific killing in Charlottesville on the weekend of 12/13 August 2017 and the open display of racist ideology, Mira Fey revisited her own path of growing up white in Germany with the conviction that all people are equal and the continuous confrontation with discrimination and racism. In this article, the author describes how she became aware of her own whiteness and the privileges associated with it.

International 19 août 2015

5 reasons to cheer for Amnesty International on decriminalizing prostitution

On August 11, Amnesty International adopted a resolution which authorized their International Board to develop and adopt a policy on the advancements of human rights of sex workers through decriminalization. Even before its adoption, this resolution has provoked strong reactions, mainly from anti-sex work activists who claim that all prostitution is violence against (victimized) women. The author puts forth 5 reasons why the points of the resolution benefit people in the sex industry.