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Call for Research Participants: Erobotic Futures

Call for Research Participants: Erobotic Futures

Erobotic Futures: Exploring the Impacts of Global SexTech on Human Sex Industries is seeking research participants for confidential interviews.

About the Project: Erobotic Futures is a unique study which will examine the socio-economic impacts of AI erobotics, virtual reality (VR), and global sextech, on human sex industries in Canada. This study will lay the groundwork to open feminist discussions about the regulatory frameworks of commodified sex while supporting alternative sexualities; digisexual intimacy and pleasure; human, sexual and labour rights; commerce and the economy; technology; health and safety; privacy and security.

This project has been approved by York University's Research Ethics Board.

If you would like more information, please email

About the Researcher: Kathleen Cherrington is a fourth-year PhD student in Gender, Feminist, and Women's Studies at York University. With 15 years of community-based outreach experience, she focuses on marginalized communities, including chronically homeless individuals struggling with mental health and addictions, HIV+ prisoners, and sex workers. Her research explores critical trafficking and sex work studies, sexual rights, and feminist sex tech theories. Passionate about sexuality studies, sex-positive feminism, and the societal impacts of sex tech, she investigates the ethical, legal, and socioeconomic implications. She is committed to bridging academia with real-world issues and strives for inclusive societal change through engaged scholarship and knowledge mobilization.