Masculinity for Sale: Shan Migrant Male Sex Workers in Chiang Mai, Thailand an

January 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Moore Hall, Room: 257

The talk focuses on Shan male migrant sex workers from Myanmar who engage in selling sex to gay men clients in Chiang Mai, Thailand. As most Shan male sex workers identify themselves as heterosexual men, I attempt to understand how selling sex to gay men affects their masculinity and how they redefine and reconstruct their masculinity devalued by selling sex to men. Based on two sets of in-depth interviews with Shan migrant male sex workers in Chiang Mai, Thailand before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, the research will also discuss how the pandemic shapes the ways in which Shan men engage in sex work.

Event Sponsor
UHM Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UHM Department of Anthropology, Mānoa Campus

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