Beyond the single story: creative research approaches with migrant sex workers in South Africa

Oliveira, E. and Vearey, J. (2017) Beyond the single story: creative research approaches with migrant sex workers in South Africa Families, Relationships and Societies. [DOI: https://doi.org/10.1332/204674317X14937364476877]

Abstract:
In this contribution, Elsa Oliveira and Jo Vearey, researchers at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at Witswatersrand University, and founders of the MoVE method:visual:explore project, share insights into why we need to think differently about ways of doing research with marginalised migrant groups – including migrant sex workers in South Africa.

About Elsa Oliveira

Elsa Oliveira is a researcher and PhD student at the African Centre for Migration and Society.

Since 2010, Elsa has been involved in a range of research projects that makes use of participatory visual and narrative methods. These projects aim to engage in research that explores the lived experiences of multiple migrant groups, with a specific focus on issues of sexuality and migration.

Elsa was one of two ACMS staff that launched the MoVE (methods.visual.explore) project. She is interested in exploring the ways in which research outputs can be disseminated into wider public forums and in the ways in which research can support social justice movements.

As part of maHp, Elsa will assist in coordinating visual research projects and undertaking research exploring visual methodologies for investigating migration and health in southern Africa.

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