Teela Sanders explains the aims and methodology of her research into the lap-dancing industry, while Kate Hardy gives a general overview of common themes in the project’s interim findings.
How research informs teaching
Teela Sanders talks about the symbiotic nature of her research-led teaching, School of Sociology and Social Policy students explain why they chose to study the sex industry, and PhD student Kate Brown describes the benefits of research-led teaching for students.
Sharing expertise with legal, governmental and representative bodies
Dr Sanders has advised solicitors, local authorities and HM Revenue and Customs on issues concerning the lap-dancing industry.
She is also due to work with the Home Office and the Trades Union Congress in the near future.
Sharing expertise with a wider audience
The truth about life as a lap-dancer
Dr Kate Hardy lends her expertise to a feature about the rise in the number of lap-dancing clubs over the last 10 years in an article for The Guardian on 11 November 2011.
Student by day, lap-dancer by night
Rowenna Davis interviews Kate Hardy about students that fund their studies through lap-dancing in an article for The Guardian on 15 February 2011.
How sex for sale has become a home industry
Paul Robinson interviews Teela Saunders about web-based prostitution in an article for The Yorkshire Evening Post on 12 January 2011.
Teela Sanders assesses the media impact of the interim findings of her research, and notes how the media overlooked negative findings in favour of a postive image of “brainy beauties”.
- Women drive lap dancing boom, says research (Financial Times, 19 June 2011)
- BBC News panel discuss Dr Sanders and Ms. Hardy’s research (BBC News, 28 August 2010)
- Amy Jenkins: Lap dancing degrades women, irrespective of their education (The Independent, 28 August 2010)
- One in four lap dancers has a degree, study finds (The Independent, 27 August 2010)
- Lap dancers are not just pretty faces (The Sun, 27 August 2010)
- One in four lap dancers has a degree (The Telegraph, 27 August 2010)
- One in four lap dancers has a university degree (The Daily Mail, 28 August 2010)
- Quarter of UK lap dancers have degrees (The Malaysian Insider, 27 August 2010)
- 25% of UK lap dancers have degrees: study (The China Post, 30 August 2010)
- Quarter of UK lap dancers have degrees: study (Khaleej Times, 27 August 2010)
- Money motive for educated lap-dancing women (United Press International, 27 August 2010)
- Quarter of UK lap dancers have degrees (Hindustan Times, 27 August 2010)