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Rosie Hodsdon


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Assistant Tutor

I joined the University in 2019 as an Assistant Tutor while completing my PhD, teaching on SSC101 Introduction to Social Theories. Alongside this, I work at National Ugly Mugs, a sex worker support charity. My academic background includes a mixture of social sciences: I have a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from Durham University, with a PhD based in Northumbria University Law School.

My PhD research explores the impact of legal regulation on workers in the UK pornography industry, examining aspects of labour, identity and community. My wider research interests include sex work, BDSM and other aspects of gender and sexuality. I am also interested in health and medicine, as well as qualitative and participatory research methods.

Teaching and supervision

I currently teach on SSC101 Introduction to Social Theories.

Research interests for potential research students

  • Pornography
  • Sex work
  • BDSM/kink/fetish communities
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Health and medicine

Last updated 28 October 2019

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