Melissa Ditmore, Ph.D. is an author on all reports issued by the Sex Workers Project. She was the inaugural Chair of the Advisory Board of the Sex Workers Project and is currently on the board of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects. Dr. Ditmore is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work (Greenwood Press, 2006). Melissa Ditmore has written about sex work, migration and trafficking for The Lancet and SIECUS Report. Ditmore is a contributor to Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered (Paradigm, 2005), Affective Turn (Duke, 2007) and Women Across Borders (Black Rose, forthcoming.) She edits the annual journal Research for Sex Work. She has spoken about prostitution, migration rights and research ethics at the United Nations, the International Conference on HIV/AIDS, Columbia University, Cornell University, Hong Kong City University and numerous academic and political conferences.