Monica Sheets challenges the popular sentiments toward strip club entertainers that veer between puritanical schadenfreude to glamorization. The issues that entertainers face—job insecurity, harassment, and wage theft—are regularly the subject of journalism, yet entertainers’ experiences are rarely included in the discourse. Monica will work with strip club entertainers and academic partners from law, sociology, and public affairs to establish a discussion and performance workshop at the Target Studio, using it to trigger long-term research addressing the changing value and structure of labor in our society, while also destigmatizing work in the erotic dance industry. This project is supported by a grant from Stardust and the Puffin Foundation.



Read Monica’s most recent blog post.


Hear Monica speak about the Feminist Strip Club on February 20.


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