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Katy Pilcher

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    • United Kingdom

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    20072020

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    General

    Katy is a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology and Policy Department. She joined Aston University in September 2013 as a Lecturer in Sociology. Prior to joining Aston, Katy held research positions in the School of Health Sciences and Social Care at Brunel University, and the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. Katy has undertaken research projects relating to erotic dance; sex work; creative pedagogies; and ageing and everyday life. Her two most recent projects include a BA/Leverhulme-funded project entitled ‘Empowering Pleasures? ‘Sexual’ Leisure Spaces For Women’, and research into the sexual health needs of ‘online’ sex workers in Birmingham for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Katy’s research monograph Erotic Performance and Spectatorship: New Frontiers in Erotic Dance was published in 2017 (Routledge), and she co-edited Queer Sex Work in 2015 (Routledge), which brings together insights from sex workers, academics, practitioners and activists. 

    Teaching Activity

    Katy usually teaches on the following modules:

    • Embodiment and Feminist Theory
    • Bodies, Power and Resistance
    • Identities and Inequalities
    • Foundations in Qualitative Research (PhD training)
    • Dissertation supervision and module convener

    Research Interests

    • Gender
    • Sexualities
    • Embodiment
    • Work and Employment Relations
    • Ageing
    • Sex Work
    • Leisure Spaces and Night-time Economies
    • Visual Methods
    • Creative Pedagogies
    • Religion and Spirituality
    • Mothering, wellbeing and inequalities

    Qualifications

    • Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Practice in Higher Education, with Distinction, Aston University (2015, HEA Fellowship).
    • PhD Sociology (ESRC Funded), University of Warwick (2012).
    • MA Social Research, with Distinction (ESRC Funded), University of Warwick (2008).
    • BA (Hons) Sociology, with First Class Honours, University of Warwick (2007).

    Contact Details

    Room:  MB740a
    Phone: 0121 204 3599
    Email:K.Pilcher@Aston.ac.uk

    External positions

    Editorial Board Member, Sociological Research Online

    Mar 2015Oct 2018

    FWSA Executive Committee Member - Small Grants Scheme Officer

    Jul 2010Sep 2016

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