Marlise Richter

SASH Fellow 2014 – 2015


Marlise has a BA (Hons) and LLM degree from Wits University and an MA in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame (USA). She recently completed a PhD in public health at the International Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Ghent (Belgium) on sex worker access to health care services. She has worked as a researcher for Project Literacy, the AIDS Law Project and the Treatment Action Campaign.

She is currently a visiting researcher at the School of Public Health & Family Medicine, University of Cape Town and at the African Centre for Migration & Society, Wits University, where she pursues her research and advocacy interests in feminism, human rights and HIV/AIDS, with a particular focus on sex work and gender based violence.

Research Topic

“Research with male and transgender sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa” (NIH, SASH)

Exploring the experiences of male and transgender sex workers and their understanding and construction of masculinities.