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Carolina Asia Center Tea & Talk Series: Willa Dong: “Sex Work and Mental Health in Shenzhen, China”
February 16, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Join us for the second installment in our Tea & Talk Series. Sandwiches and bubble tea will be served.
Based on 8 months of fieldwork in Shenzhen, a Special Economic Zone in China, this talk will describe female sex workers’ mental health challenges in the context of stigma, economic development, and gender. The logistical, methodological, and ethical issues that arise when doing global fieldwork will also be discussed.
Willa Dong is a 2nd year doctoral student in Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Prior to entering UNC, she worked as a Research Fellow at the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and as a Research Assistant at the Shenzhen Center for Chronic Disease Control. Willa also received a Fulbright in 2009 to study rural women’s access to prenatal care in northern China. Willa earned an MSPH in International Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BA from UC-Berkeley in Public Health.
The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.