shoe November 18

Exploration of the Experiences of UK Adult Film Performers- Ph.D funding

Please check out this ad for a fully funded Ph.D studentship at Liverpool John Moores University, under Dr Conan Leavey, one of my old supervisors. The deadline is Friday 5th December 2014, and the start date is January 2015. I am very envious of this project, and can recommend both the university and the supervisor. […]

shoe November 11

Being a Sex Work Researcher

If you are new to my blog and perhaps a student interested in the sex industry, this post is for you. It addresses some of the many issues and questions frequently raised. It’s also for me as a space for gathering different ideas together, and connecting up what I have been writing here for the […]

blythe October 29

Write Here, Write Now

Yesterday I was delighted with how our PORESO event was received, a 90 minute seminar with the wonderful Professor Karl Spracklen on Beginning to Write the Ph.D. Karl also spoke at our annual conference back in June, which I talk about here in When is Right to Write? Karl was one of our most popular […]

doll September 28

Female Sexuality

Ok. So I’m a Sociologist, we know that. I’m also a feminist, and massively interested in issues of sex and sexuality. And Medical Sociology/ Sociology of Health. And everything. Because I’m a Sociologist, and we look into everything. You know that one of my personal bugbears hatreds, is the narrow way in which western medicine, […]

plastic20 September 23

Conferences, Teaching, Publications

I thought this would be a good place for me to list the papers I am doing, and to connect with other researchers, academics, sex workers, professionals, students. If anyone is attending any of the forthcoming events it would be great to virtually ‘meet’ you beforehand. Likewise if you know of any relevant events please […]

camera September 13

Poverty Porn

This is where my blog is used in a selfish way, as a place to store references and ideas for myself. Hopefully this will be of use to others too examining the construction of poverty and social exclusion, and how the media demonises the poor. Look at the difference between today’s poverty porn, and the […]

plastic1 September 11

The Value of Conferences & Blogs for Ph.D researchers

I explain to first year theory students that sociological theory is like lego blocks. We use them to build our knowledge. These blocks are our foundation, and also our tool for building our ideas and presenting them. Well, being a Ph.D student is no different. We have to be the complete package, market ourselves as […]

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