Heather Berg

Ph.D Year 2016

Specialization

Productive and Reproductive Labors

Bio

My research explores sexuality, work, and social struggle. As an ethnographer, I love talking to working people about how they get by and push back. I use gender and sexuality theory to do labor studies at a slant, asking feminist and queer questions about identity, power, and political economy. 

Research

Labor studies, sex work, pornography, political economy, feminist and queer theory, and public policy.

Projects

Heather's dissertation, Porn Work: Adult Film at the Point of Production, draws on ethnography and policy analysis to explore the US porn industry as a site of feminized labor in late capital. My book project, Porn Work, explores work, precarity, and resistance in the porn industry. For more information, you can find me at https://www.drheatherberg.com

Publications