Kari Lerum receives Washington State Labor Research Grant

Kari Lerum

IAS faculty member Kari Lerum has received a Washington State Labor Research Grant from the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at University of Washington. The grant will fund the first year of her new research project, “Assessing the impact of anti-trafficking legislation on transgender sex workers.” This research comes out of years of community-based work, most recently with the Coalition for the Rights and Safety of People in the Sex Trade and the Seattle LGBQ commission. This project will focus on the impact of anti-trafficking laws on the living and working conditions of transgender and nonbinary sex workers in the Seattle area.