September 23

Dr Gemma Ahearne

                Dr. Gemma Ahearne My main research interests are the sex industry, women in prison, community punishment of women, organized crime groups (OCG’s) and theology. I love both research and teaching, and aim to use innovative exciting methods in both the research field and my pedagogical approach. My […]

December 29

Let’s Talk About Sex…. Work Resources

I am going to keep an updated list here of useful sex work articles and links that students or anyone else interested can easily access.   Open Access Journals   Social Sciences Sex Work Edition 2017   I am going to update the list here: Decriminalisation of Sex Work– report Home Office Prostitution Inquiry Report […]

September 01

Humility and Hospitality

    Today my research on organized crime groups was quoted in the Liverpool Echo. And this morning in church our gospel reading was Luke 14. 1, 7-14 which was brilliantly apt and spoke to me about so much. It is a part of the gospel of St. Luke where we are really getting into […]

September 01

Talk at Bloc Projects Sheffield

  Yesterday I gave a performative talk at Bloc Projects in Sheffield. This was part of Alison J. Carr’s ‘Into The Spotlight’ exhibition.  Thank you to my wonderful friend Jess who took this photograph. I recently gave sensory guided walks for FACT in Liverpool which I blogged about here. Yesterday was a brilliant experience, I […]

August 29

Critical thinking and drugs policy

My research on Organized Crime Groups (OCG’s) has been quoted in the Liverpool Echo Sunday 1st September 2019. I am the Co-Founder and Facilitator of a social group for blind and visually impaired people. On bank holiday Monday we had a lovely walk and then a few soft drinks outside a pub enjoying the sun. […]

August 25

Judgement

  Just chilling out on a sunny bank holiday Sunday afternoon reflecting on today’s sermon. The gospel reading was Luke 13:10-17. The passage which focuses on judgement resonated with a lot of debates I have had recently which have focused on the ‘other’, and in particular their worth or their status of being deserving or […]

August 18

Sex Workers and Faith

  As a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds, I will be exploring the relationships between sex workers and faith, and indeed fundamentalist christian organizations and their unhealthy relationships with radical feminists (and the funding of such groups). I have blogged about theology and sex […]

August 18

Real Work, Real Talk

  Time for some real talk and reflections here. The past 2 weeks have been a whirlwind and as you know from my previous post here I have been freelancing for FACT in Liverpool. I am very grateful for my friend Erin who attended both tours and took lots of photos for my blog. Love you […]

August 09

‘Real Work’ FACT Liverpool

I am very excited to be designing and delivering some sensory guided walks for FACT Liverpool/ Arts Council England.   The walks are sold out, but the link is here. You can sign up to the waiting list.   The walks are part of the ‘Real Work’ exhibition by Liz Magic Laser/ Candice Breitz.   […]