I am a Reader in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. My research is concerned with the shifting and contested knowledge produced around non-normative sexual practices and intimate lives, how these shape and are shaped by socio-economic and legal dynamics, and how they are negotiated and made sense of in everyday lived experiences. I have explored these aspects in two strands of research, the first on the regulation and governance of commercial sex, and the second on the changing nature of intimate citizenship regimes in Europe.
My more recent research explores intersections of economic and sexual citizenship with a focus on financial exclusion.
Area(s) of expertise: Gender and Sexuality; Sexual and Intimate Citizenship; Regulation of Commercial Sex: Comparative and psycho-social methods