Prior to my role as Research Associate in the Work and Equalities Institute, I had engaged in a number of research projects at the University of Leeds. My PhD research investigated practices of time, work, leisure, consumption and power in the sex industry, within the contexts of a digital, capitalist and civilising society.
During this time, I also held a number of research posts, including working on a Wellcome-funded project exploring the working practices of internet-based sex workers and an internally-funded collaboration with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to identify opportunities for post-industrial town labour markets. My research area has given me the opportunity to act in a voluntary capacity for sex work support and advocacy organisations, providing research support and outreach.
- Temporal practices
- Work and power
Charlotte Rae on her new research looking at the psychological and physiological changes that take place when employees switch to a 4-day week.
Laura Jarvis-King on how office workers, who once took care to be seen at their desks, are now adopting new forms of ‘digital’ presenteeism to signal their constant availability.
Sanders, T., Connelly, L. J. and Jarvis-King, L. (2016). On Our Own Terms: The Working Conditions of Internet-Based Sex Workers in the UK. Sociological Research Online 21(4): 1-14.
‘The Uneven Adjustment to Homeworking Among UK Sex Workers’. Sociology Lens. Available at: sociologylens.net/topics/gender/uneven-adjustment-homeworking-among-sex-workers/30930