Researching Sexed Spaces: (Re)Imagining the Researcher and (Re)Discovering the ‘Other’ in Understanding Experiences of Exclusion


As you know, I am assisting Dr Emily Cooper in convening these two Sexed Spaces streams at the Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference 2014.

Please look at the two sessions, Session 1 and Session 2.
I am very excited for this event, we have an impressive line up of passionate and dynamic thinkers.

Geographies of acceptance: a story of a researcher’s positionality and self-identity in kinky-queer spaces.
Gemma Commane (Coventry University)

A Depressive in the Field: Managing the unmanageable, while mingling with sex workers
Sarah Harper (University of York)

Taken for Granted? The Geography and Regulation of Sex Work in Scotland
Paul Maginn (The Univeristy of Western Australia)
& Antoinette Cosgrave (Sex Worker / Sex Work Advocate)

Doing Outreach Research with Sex Workers: Researching Urban Spaces Using Mobile Interviews
Erin Sanders (University of Middlesex)
& Lucy Neville (University of Middlesex)

Assembling Samira: queering sexual humanitarianism through experimental filmmaking [trailer viewing]
Nick Mai (London Metropolitan University)

M$M@Gaydar: Queering the Social Network
Allan Tyler (London South Bank University)

Managing financial crises: the impact of ‘austerity’ on the indoor sex industry and the challenges of researching sex with money
Laura Jarvis-King (University of Leeds)

Victor or victim? The dislocation of sex worker debate to the sex worker
Glen Jankowski (Leeds Metropolitan University)
Rachel Harris (Independent researcher)

Modern sex work: Understanding and utilising the technology
Lucy Smith (

You can register for the conference here, our sessions are on Thursday 28th August 2014.

We hope to see you there.