Greta Schuler


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Greta Schuler is a PhD candidate in creative writing and a doctoral fellow at the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS). Her dissertation focuses on the lives of migrant sex workers in Johannesburg.

With ACMS’s MoVE project, Greta is facilitating creative writing workshops with sex workers and running the Gauteng sex worker newsletter, Izwi Lethu: Our Voice. Greta’s short stories and essays have appeared in various literary journals, including Creative Nonfiction, the Crab Orchard Review, and PANK (online). She holds an MA in Forced Migration from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MFA in Creative Writing from American University, Washington, DC.

 


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Preview ‘Izwi Lethu: Our Voice’ Issue 17

November 2, 2018 0 Comments

Izwi Lethu: Our Voice is a newsletter by sex workers for sex workers. Here you can read an excerpt of Issue 17 which will be published online soon.

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Celebrating sex workers’ stories at the Workers’ Museum

November 29, 2017 0 Comments

The Izwi Lethu team reflects on the recent launch of the MoVE: Methods: Visual: Explore exhibition at the Workers’ Museum.

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Sex work is work

Sex work – the consensual sale of sex between adults – is an important livelihood activity for some migrants in South Africa. In this research area, we explore intersections between sex work, migration, health and well-being.

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Greta Schuler

December 3, 2016

Greta Schuler (current, since 2014, PhD in Creative Writing) PhD title: Tricky Business Supervisors:  Jo Vearey and Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, Creative Writing

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Izwi Lethu

Schuler, G., Oliveira, E. and Vearey, J. (eds) (2016) Izwi Lethu. MoVE and ACMS: Johannesburg.

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“At Your Own Risk”: Narratives of Migrant Sex Workers in Johannesburg

November 10, 2016 0 Comments

Existing evidence indicates that cross-border migrant women sex workers in South Africa are often marginalized by state and non-state actors professing to assist them. Trafficking discourses frequently conflate migrant sex workers with…

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Limpopo Crossings

August 8, 2016

Limpopo Crossings is a research project centred around a series of trips taken by doctoral researcher, Greta Schuler, with migrant sex workers from South Africa to Zimbabwe.

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