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Sharvari Karandikar
Filmed interview with Professor Sharvari Karandikar, associate professor at Ohio State University, on the relationship between migration and sex trafficking, conducted October 31st, 2019, by Carlota Moura Veiga at Iscte.

Also available as a PDF in the OEm Conversations With series.
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Date: October 31st, 2019
Duration: 31:04
Location: Iscte
Organization:  Emigration Observatory. 


About the interviewee:

Sharvari Karandikar began her career as a social worker with sex workers and sex trafficking victims in Mumbai, India. During her PhD program in Social Work at the University of Utah, and through her work Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, and later at Ohio State University, she focused her research efforts on issues related to sex workers and sex trafficking victims, particularly on issues of gender-based violence, health, and mental health. Dr. Karandikar's current research relates to sex work and sex trafficking in Asia, egg donation, international gestational surrogacy, medical tourism and its impact on women. 


About the interviewer:

Carlota Moura Veiga holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in Political Science from Iscte. She did an internship at the Social Security and Labor Commission which led to her Master's thesis "The State and the family: family support policies and familism as factors of sustainability of the Portuguese welfare state". She worked for a year and a half at the Portuguese Embassy in Bern where she deepened her knowledge in the area of migration by working directly with the Portuguese community. Since 2017, she has been a research assistant at the Emigration Observatory. She is editorial coordinator of the periodical publications, OEm Conversations With and Portuguese OEm Working Papers. 

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