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About Sine Plambech

Dr. Sine Plambech is a Researcher, Anthropologist and Film Director working on irregular migration, trafficking, sex work, and documentary filmmaking. She is based in Copenhagen and New York at the Danish Institute for International Studie’s Department of Migration, Finance & Aid and as Adjunct Professor at Barnard – Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Columbia University.  She combines her academic work with directing documentaries, most recently Becky’s Journey. This has so far resulted in four award winning documentaries on the topics of international migration, sex work and human trafficking. Follow her on Twitter @sineplambech.

Articles by Sine Plambech

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

My body is my piece of land

Stories of migrant sex workers often cast human smugglers as the villains, yet the biggest evil many migrants face is their hopeless debt in their home country.

Drowning mothers

As refugees try to cross the Mediterranean Sea - women are more likely to drown.

Human smugglers roundtable: Sine Plambech

When happiness is a daughter in Europe, anti-trafficking policies don’t save you.

Becky is dead

Becky’s life represents the world in microcosm. She isn’t the first of the migrants I’ve worked with to have died and will unlikely be the last. Becky was 28 years old.

Violence in the safety of home: life in Nigeria after selling sex in Europe

Many women find themselves returning to situations of everyday violence after being ‘saved’ from selling sex in Europe. Why are some types of suffering seen as more legitimate than others?

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