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Treena Orchard, PhD
- PhD (Manitoba)
- MA (Memorial)
- BA (Saskatchewan)
- Undergraduate Program Chair, School of Health Studies
- Department of Women's Studies
Supervising Graduate Students
- Gender and sex work
- Digital sexuality and dating practices
- The politics of health and post-colonialism
- Marginalized communities
- Ethnography and collaborative research
- Arts-based methodologies
- Creative writing and memoir
- Dewey, S., Zhang, T. & Orchard, T. (2016). Sex workers and Criminalization in North America and China: Ethical and Legal Issues in Exclusionary Regimes, NYC: Springer Press.
- Orchard, T. (2017). Remembering the Body: Ethical Issues in Body Mapping Research. NYC: Springer Press (Springer Briefs in Anthropology- Anthropology and Ethics).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
- Orchard, T. (2021). Covid & Climacteric: The Quiet Collision of Two Crises, Paper for Special Issue about the Gendered Body during Covid for Gender, Place & Culture, in preparation.
- Dewey, S. & Orchard, T. (2020). Notes from Inside the Knowledge Production Machine: Critical Retrospectives on Research with Women in the Sex Trade, Invited paper for the South Atlantic Quarterly, in press.
- Orchard, T., Murie, A., Elash, H., Middleton, C., Bunch, M., & Benoit, C. (2019). Balance, Capacity, and The Contingencies of Everyday Life: Narrative Etiologies of Health Among Women in Street-Based Sex Work, Qualitative Health Research, https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732319855967
- Sivagurunathan, M., Orchard, T., & Evans, M. (2019). Barriers to Service Utilization Among Male Sexual Abuse Survivors: Providers’ Perspectives, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10538712.2019.1610823
- Orchard, T., Murie, A., Elash, H., Middleton, C., Bunch, M., Sadakhom, D., Oiamo, T., & Benoit, C. (2018). “People like Us”: Spatialized Notions of Health, Stigma, Power, and Subjectivity Among Women in Street Sex Work, Culture, Health & Sexuality, 21(4): 478-494.
- Dewey, S., Orchard, T., & Harris, K. (2018). Shared Precarities and Maternal Subjectivities: Navigating Motherhood and Child Custody Loss Among North American Women in Street-Based Sex Work, Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, 46(1): 27-48.
- Orchard, T. & Dewey, S. (2016). How Do You Like Me Now?: The Spatialization of Research Subjectivities and Fieldwork Boundaries in Research with Women in Sex Work, Anthropologica, 58(2): 250-263.
- Orchard, T., Vale, J., Macphail, S., Wender, C. & Oiamo, T. (2016). “You just have to be smart”: Spatial Practices and Subjectivity among Women in Sex Work, Gender, Place & Culture, 26(11): 1572-1585.
- Orchard, T., Salters, K., Michelow, W., Lepik, K., Palmer, A. & Hogg, R. (2015). “My job is to deal with what I can”: HIV care providers’ perspectives on adherence to HAART, addictions, and comprehensive care delivery in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Critical Public Health, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09581596.2015.1088641.
- Orchard, T. (2015). The Role of “Children” in Global Sex Work & Trafficking Discourses, Invited Contribution to: Open Democracy-Beyond Trafficking and Slavery, URL: https://opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/treena-orchard/children-in-global-sex-work-and-trafficking-discourses.
- Orchard, T., Salters, K., Palmer, A., Michelow, W., Lepik, K. & Hogg, R. (2015). Vets, Denialists, and Rememberers: Health Care Providers Perspectives about Adherence and Non-Adherence to HAART among Poly-Substance Users, AIDS Care, 27(6), 758-61.
- Orchard, T., Farr, S., Macphail, S., Wender, C. & Wilson, C. (2014). Expanding the Scope of Inquiry: Exploring Accounts of Childhood and Family among Canadian Sex Workers, Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 23(1), 9-18.
- Orchard, T., Farr, S., Macphail, S., Wender. C. & Young, D. (2012). Sex Work in the Forest City: Sex Work Beginnings, Types, and Clientele among Women in London, Ontario. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 9(4), 350-362.
- Schilder, A.; Orchard, T., Buchner, C.; Miller, M.; Fernandez, K.; Strathdee, S; & Hogg. R (2008). ‘It’s like the treasure’: Beliefs Associated with Semen among Young HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Men Who Have Sex with Men. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 7(10), 667-679.
- Orchard, T. (2007). In This Life: The Impact of Gender and Tradition on Sexuality and Relationships for Devadasi Sex Workers in Rural India. Sexuality and Culture 11(1), 3-27.
- Orchard, T. (2007). Girl, woman, lover, mother: Towards a new understanding of child prostitution among young Devadasi sex workers in rural Karnataka, India. Social Science & Medicine 64(12), 2379-2390.
Invited Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters
- Orchard, T. (2021). Neither Crone nor Cougar: Navigating Intimacy & Ageism on Dating Apps, In Sex and Tech: An Intersectional Feminist Guide to the Innovations that Shape Us, Jill Fellows & Lisa Smith, Eds. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press. Under Review.
- Orchard, T. (2020). Virtual Sexual Identities: Embodied Aspirations, Tensions, and Lessons from the Bumble Dating App, in The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Culture, Ed, E. Rees, Submitted.
- Boydell, K. & Orchard, T. (2020). Concluding Remarks - Remembering the Body. In Boydell K.M. (ed). Applying Body Mapping in Research. London: Taylor and Francis, 123-129.
- Cox, V., Orchard, T., Kinsella, A., & Cushing, P. (2019). Mediators of Inclusion: Challenges to Including Adults with Mild Intellectual Disability in Qualitative Research, Impaired Cognition: Ethics, Autonomy, and Innovation, M. Casio & E. Racine, Eds. London: Oxford University Press, 109-120.
- Orchard, T. (2019). First Person Singular(s): Teasing Out Multiple Truths in Sex Worker Autobiographies, in Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research: New Directions and Perspectives, S. Dewey, I. Crowhurstand, and C. Izugbara, Eds. London: Routledge; 55-67.
- Orchard, T. (2018). Pretty Vacant: Stolen Girls/Girlhoods in Sex Work and Trafficking Discourses, In Handbook of Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery. J. Clark & S. Poucki, Eds. SAGE Publishers.
- Brown, K., Dewey, S. & Orchard, T. (2018). Intensive Mothering as Cultural Script: Boundary-Setting Among Street-Involved Women, Understanding Sex for Sale: Meanings and Moralities of Sexual Commerce, M. Skilbrei & M. Spanger, Eds. Abingdon: Routledge; 81-95.
- S. Dewey & Orchard, T. (2017). “Sexuality” Among Sex Workers, In Reworking Stigma Through Sex Work Studies, J. Bjønness, M. Skilbrei and L. Nencel, Eds. NYC: Routledge. Forthcoming.
- Orchard, T. (2016). ‘So It’s Always a Dance’: The Politics of Gifts and Governance at a Drop-in Centre for Vulnerable Women in Southern Ontario (Invited), in Neoliberal Governance and Health: Duties, Risks, and Vulnerabilities. Jessica Polzer and Elaine Power, Eds. McGill-Queens Press, 224-264.
- Orchard, T. (2011). ‘What’s the use of getting a cow if you can’t make any money from it’? The reproduction of inequality within contemporary social reforms of Devadasis, In Laboring Desire: Global Reflections on Sex Work, Survival, and The State, Patty Kelly and Susan Dewey, Eds. New York; NYU Press, 172-188.
- Orchard, T., Halas, J. & Stark, J. (2006). Minimizing the Maxim model? Interpreting the sexual body rhetoric of teenage moms through physical education, In Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations, Linda K. Fuller, Ed. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, Global Publishing at St. Martin’s Press, 131-142.
- Marginalized Populations
- Arts-based approaches
- Orchard, T. & Burke, S. (Dec. 1, 2020) - The Conversation. On Zoom, men like custom backgrounds but don't like feeling watched-and judged - which women are used to.
- Orchard, T. (Nov. 13, 2000) - Be Yourself. Revisiting the fears of Covid-19: What was life like six months ago?
- Orchard, T. (Sept. 25, 2020) - Your Tango. 7 Reasons Dating A Younger Man Is A Smart Choice
- Orchard, T. (April 9, 2020) - The Chorus. Reflections on a Date Gone Wrong
- Orchard, T. (Feb. 10, 2020) - The Conversation. Valentine's Day: Gen Z avoid committed relationships, prefer 'casual things'
- Orchard, T. (Sept. 30, 2019) - The Conversation. Bumble article comments indicate the rise of a far-right feminist-backlash
- Orchard, T. (2019, July 28) - The Conversation. Love, lust and digital dating: Men on the Bumble dating app aren't ready for the Queen bee
- Orchard, T., Million, V. & Macphail, S. (June 13, 2014) - London Free Press. World’s Oldest Debate
Interviews and Commentary
- Cheating on Fear Podcast (March 26, 2021)
- TVO The Agenda (February 3, 2021)
- Cheating on Fear Podcast (January 14, 2021)
- CBC London's Afternoon Drive (February 11, 2020)
- Feminist Joins ‘Empowering’ Dating App ― Begs for Return of Patriarchy After Constant Rejection (July 29, 2019)
- Sittin’ with Sallie, Shaw Cable Channel 10 Kenora, Ontario (June 4, 2019)
- Western researcher shares dating app experience (April 28, 2019)
- Is publicly naming sex buyers wise or reckless? (March 8, 2019)
- Researcher opposes police plan to name men who buy sex (February 26, 2019)
- Myth: Girls Don’t Masturbate (February 14, 2019)
- 94.9 CHRW Health, Illness & Recovery Show (November 26, 2018)
- Are Dating Apps Killing Romance? (September 16, 2018)
- Exploring the STI Testing Stigma (February 14, 2018)
- What's it like to be a Sex Worker on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2018)
- London police facing tough questions about how they treat complaints from women who work in body rub parlours and escort services (November 20, 2017)
- Smaller cities offer different insights into sex work (April 20, 2017)
- When Love Becomes Toxic (February 14. 2017)
- A hotline that would help protect sex workers in london has been slow to materialize (April 18, 2016)
- MISSING: Scared sex workers can't quit the streets (February 13, 2016)
- Faculty of Health Sciences Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Faculty of Health Sciences Top 10% Instructor Award: 2016
- Editorial Positions
- Journal of Sexuality and Culture
- Peer Review Activities
- Invited member of the National Community-Based Research Facilitator Group
- Invited to contribute to a United Nations Women Policy Paper about Sex Work, Te Sex Trade and Prostitution
- Invited member of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Community Based Research Review Committee
- Invited peer reviewer for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, report for the Federal Ministerial Council on HIV/AIDS