Women and Gender Studies Lecture Series: Dilara Yarbrough
Yarbrough’s research focuses on gender, race and criminalized work in the production of marginality. She is particularly interested in how the experiences of sex workers, transgender people and the homelessness illuminate the workings of systems that manage poverty.
Her upcoming book draws on interviews and ethnography with people who have been homeless and worked in the sex trade, to compare the effects of three different governmental responses to poverty: criminalization, medicalization and harm reduction.
Her other projects include a participatory action research study of the effects of the criminalization of homelessness in San Francisco and a study of transgender organizing against state violence in Istanbul.