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Mara Clemente
Department of Sociology
Office 2N01E
Research Fields
Migration Studies, Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, Qualitative research. Human trafficking, Sex work, Prostitution of minors, Sex tourism, Refugees.
Research Group
Migration, Mobility and Ethnicity
Mara Clemente is a sociologist. She holds a PhD in Theory and Social Research from Sapienza University of Rome, with research on tourism and sex market in the Caribbean, which involved an empirical study in the Dominican Republic. Through taking an international research path, Mara deals with questions involving gender, sexuality and different forms of mobility - from movements with the aim of recreation to labour migration, including issues related to “refuge” and “human trafficking”. She is an integrated researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, and for the last few years Mara, has dedicated special attention to “human trafficking” and counter-trafficking, first with research on processes of assistance for trafficked people in Portugal and, subsequently, a project dedicated to the construction of counter-trafficking systems in southern Europe (Portugal, Spain and Italy). Mara is currently Vice-chair of the Cost Action “Globalization, Illicit Trade, Sustainability ... [more info]
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