From 1 January to 7 January, I was in Taiwan (Taipei, Tainan, and Taichung) with kink educator and activist Kristina Marlen, working as her tour manager. We had lovely experiences with the Taiwanese kink communities we visited, and received positive feedback from workshop participants.
In March I presented a lecture entitled "Gender in BDSM - A Creative Practice" at the University of Graz's Creative Bodies—Creative Minds conference in Graz, Austria. In April, I visited London on a research grant to conduct fieldwork. Research for my MA dissertation continues to go well, and I have now finished both my fieldwork and a series of interviews with London- and Budapest-based BDSM practitioners which will serve as the qualitative data upon which I will draw.
June holds two exhilarating events: I will defend my MA dissertation and then graduate!
After June, I will again be traveling as well as visiting London, continuing my research and applying for Ph.D programs. I am also working on putting together a group of early career/young scholars doing research on kink and BDSM. If this is you, I hope you will reach out to me using the contact page! Please stay tuned for other new developments.