Sharron FitzGerald

Senior Visiting Researcher - Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law

Academic interests

Dr Sharron FitzGerald’s research interests and expertise lie at the intersection of mobility, gender, sexuality and law.

She has conducted large and small scale empirical and theoretical research in the areas of human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation, sexual violence, sexual regulation, sex work and migration from the Global South to the European Union.

Dr FitzGerald is an experienced social scientist and has expertise in qualitative research methods and fieldwork. She has conducted empirical research in Ireland, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Dr FitzGerald has received awards from international funding bodies for the quality of her work. She is a Fulbright Scholar.

Currently, she is a co-investigator with Professor May-Len Skilbrei (PI) on a research project Medical, Legal and Lay Understandings of Physical Evidence in Rape Cases (Evidently Rape).

Dr FitzGerald is the Founder and Director of LEX an international Research Hub focused on research at the intersection of law, gender and sexuality.

She is an editor on the Frontiers in Human Dynamics Refugees and Conflict online journal.

Teaching

FitzGerald’s teaching expertise are:

  • Gender, Migration and Globalisation
  • Social and Political Theory
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Rights, Resistance and Social Control

Higher education and employment history

Dr FitzGerald has considerable international academic experience. She is currently affiliated with the Centre de Recherches Sociologique et Politiques de Paris (Cresppa-GTM). She has taught and held academic posts in Canada, The UK and Germany.

Dr FitzGerald holds a BA (Hons) and MA (First Class) from the National University of Ireland. She holds a PhD (summa cum Laude) from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Selected publications

Scoular, Jane and Sharron FitzGerald. (accepted and forthcoming 2021) Why prostitution should be decriminalized: from ressentiment to rights, recognition and redistribution’ Special Issue of International Journal of Criminal Justice and Social Democracy

FitzGerald, Sharron, Maggie O’Neill and Gillian Wylie (2020) Social Justice for Sex Workers as  a ‘Politics of Doing’: Research, Policy and Practice. The Irish Journal of Irish Sociology. 28(3): 256-279 DOI: 10.1177/0791603520911344

FitzGerald, Sharron (2019) Trafficked Women’s Presentation of Self before the German Courts European Journal of Women’s Studies. 27(1): 57-71 DOI: 10.1177/1350506818819112 (online first 2019)

FitzGerald, Sharron and Kathryn McGarry (2018) (eds.) Realising Justice for Sex Workers: An Agenda for Change. Series on International Political Economy. (London: Rowman & Littlefield International).

FitzGerald, S. and K. McGarry (2016) Problematising prostitution in law and policy in the Republic of Ireland: A case for reframing? Social and Legal Studies. 25. 3: 289-309

FitzGerald, Sharron (2016) Vulnerable geographies: human trafficking, immigration and border control in the UK and beyond Gender, Place and Culture 23. 2: 181-197.

FitzGerald, Sharron (2012) Vulnerable bodies, vulnerable borders: Extraterritoriality and human trafficking. Feminist Legal Studies 20.3: 227-244.

FitzGerald, Sharron (2010) Biopolitics and the regulation of vulnerability: The case of the female trafficked migrant." International Journal of Law in Context 6.3 (2010): 277-294.

Books

FitzGerald, Sharron and Jane Freedman (under contract 2021) Gender, Equality and Social Justice: Anti trafficking, Sex Work and Migration Law and Policy in the EU. London: Routledge.

FitzGerald, Sharron and May-Len. Skilbrei (under contract 2021) Sexual Politics in Europe: Moving Targets, Sitting Ducks. London: Palgrave Pivot.

Edited collections

FitzGerald, Sharron and Kathryn McGarry (2018) (eds.) Realising Justice for Sex Workers: An Agenda for Change. Series on International Political Economy. (London: Rowman & Littlefield International).

FitzGerald, Sharron (2011) (ed.) Regulating the International Movement of Women: From Protection to Control. (London: Routledge).

Scientific peer reviewed articles

Scoular, J and S. FitzGerald. (accepted and forthcoming 2021) Why prostitution should be decriminalized: from ressentiment to rights, recognition and redistribution’ Special Issue of International Journal of Criminal Justice and Social Democracy Edited Sandra Walklate and Kate Fitz-Gibbon.

FitzGerald, Sharron, Maggie O’Neill and Gillian Wylie (2020) Social Justice for Sex Workers as  a ‘Politics of Doing’: Research, Policy and Practice. The Irish Journal of Irish Sociology. 28(3): 256-279 DOI: 10.1177/0791603520911344.

FitzGerald, Sharron (2019) Trafficked Women’s Presentation of Self before the German Courts European Journal of Women’s Studies. 27(1): 57-71 DOI: 10.1177/1350506818819112 (online first 2019).

McGarry, K and S. FitzGerald (2017 online first) ‘Misrecognised and Misrepresented: Sex Working Women, Feminists and the Politics of Sex Work in Ireland’ Criminology and Criminal Justice 19(1): 62-79.

Sweeny, Leigh Ann, and Sharron FitzGerald (2017) A Cased for a Health Promotion Framework: The Psychosocial Experiences of Migrant Women in Prostitution in Ireland. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. 13. 4: 419-431.

FitzGerald, Sharron and Kathryn McGarry (2016) Problematising prostitution in law and policy in the Republic of Ireland: A case for reframing? Social and Legal Studies. 25. 3: 289-309.

FitzGerald, Sharron (2016) Vulnerable geographies: human trafficking, immigration and border control in the UK and beyond Gender, Place and Culture 23. 2: 181-197.

FitzGerald, Sharron and Vanessa Munro (2012) Sex Work and the Regulation of Vulnerability(ies):Editor’s Introduction Feminist Legal Studies 20 (1):183–188.

FitzGerald, Sharron (2012) Vulnerable bodies, vulnerable borders: Extraterritoriality and human trafficking. Feminist Legal Studies 20.3: 227-244.

FitzGerald, Sharron (2010) Biopolitics and the Regulation of Vulnerability The case of the female trafficked migrant." International Journal of Law in Context 6.3 (2010): 277-294.

FitzGerald, Sharron and Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos (2009) ‘Introduction’ of Invisible Laws, Invisible Cities Special Issue of Griffith Law Review: A Journal for Social and Critical Legal Issues 18. 1: 435-347.

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos and Sharron FitzGerald (2009) From Space Immaterial: Lawscape, Globalisation, Society Special Issue Invisible Laws, Invisible Cities, Griffith Law Review: A Journal for Social and Critical Legal Issues 18. 1: 438-453.

FitzGerald, Sharron, and Alicja Muszynski (2007) Negotiation Female Agency in Canada’s Red River Colony, Women’s History Review. 16: 5: 661-680.

FitzGerald, Sharron (2007) Hybrid Identities in Canada’s Red River Colony.The Canadian Geographer. 51: 2: 186-201.

Scientific peer-reviewed chapters

McGarry, Kathryn and Sharron FitzGerald (2018) ‘Setting the Agenda: Realising an Agenda for Change in Sex Workers’ Lives’ in FitzGerald, S and K. McGarry (eds) Realising Justice for Sex Workers: An Agenda for Change. xv-xxxv, Series on International Political Economy. London: Rowman & Littlefield International.

FitzGerald, Sharron (2011) Introduction: ‘Identifying the Problematic: Why does Vulnerability Matter? In Regulating the International Movement of Women: From Protection to Control. (ed) S. FitzGerald (London: Routledge), 1-8.

FitzGerald, Sharron (2011) ‘Vulnerability and Sex Trafficking in the UK’ In Regulating the International Movement of Women: From Protection to Control. (ed) S. FitzGerald (London: Routledge), 154-174.

FitzGerald, Sharron (2010) ‘The Politics of the Female Trafficked Migrant: A Survey.’ In Yoke Lian- Lee (ed) The Politics of Gender (London: Routledge), 101-113.

FitzGerald, Sharron (2008) ‘Being the Subaltern in the Twenty-First Century’. In Archana Parashar and Amita Dhanda (eds) Decolonisation of Knowledge: Whose Responsibility? (New Delhi: University of New Delhi Press), 127-151.

FitzGerald, Sharron (2008) ‘Putting Trafficking on the Map: The Geography of Feminist Complicity’. In Vanessa Munro and Mariana Della Giusta (eds) Demanding Sex: Critical Reflections on the Regulation of Prostitution (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing), 23-46.

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