Category Archives: Sociology

March 16

LJMU welcome Charlie Craggs

  It has been a very busy week here at LJMU! On Tuesday I had the honour of welcoming Charlie Craggs to deliver a guest lecture to our Level 6 students on the Body Politics module. After first discovering Charlie on Instagram, I added her book To My Trans Sisters to our reading list on […]

January 14

The fear-mongering of the smear

Mention ‘smear tests’ (or ‘pap tests’ to our American friends) and everybody has an opinion. Many will have had an experience with abnormal cells themselves, and consequent procedures. Many will have heard about friends who have undergone such anxiety-ridden times. And most will say women should/must/have to have smear tests. And I am here to […]

December 06

Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape, Graduate Journal of Social Science, Vol 11. No. 2

Our guest edition is finally here!! Led by Laura Connelly, our authors, peer reviewers, copy editors and editors at large have put together a brilliant open-access journal on sex work. Please read and share as widely as you can, via your social media, email lists etc. Thank you for all your help and support with […]

September 23

Dr Gemma Ahearne

Dr. Gemma Ahearne My main interests are the sex industry, gender, women in prison, women’s bodies, medical control of women, mental health, poverty, class, creative research methods, celebrity. I welcome contact from any prospective students or research partners. I love both research and teaching, and aim to use innovative exciting methods in both the research […]