- Dr Holly Davis
- British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
- 4F1 Room 4.03 21 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh UK
- 0131 651 3182
- Research Interests
- Sex & Gender, Feminism, Feminist Research, Sociology of Deviancy, Sex Work, Sex workers' rights activism, violence against women, Prostitution, Pimps
Guidance and Feedback Hours
- Thursday 3:30-6 or by request
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I am a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Edinburgh researching sex work clients in Scotland. I received a PhD in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh focusing on research exploring the experiences of pimps involved in illegal prostitution in the United States. In various capacities I have worked with sex workers, sex trafficking victims, male sex offenders, violent male offenders, domestic and sexual violence survivors, and pimps/traffickers. My research interests include sex work, feminist sociology, sex and gender, criminology, deviancy, and various interfaces of sex and violence.
Motivations and Incentives for Buying Sex : Contextualizing the Demand for Sex Work
Sex Work Research and Stigma ( w/ Nadine Gloss, Unviersity of Leeds)
The Sociology of Sex Work. 2018/2019. 2017/2018. The Univerity of Edinburgh School of Social and Poltical Sciences.SCIL10085. Semester 2.
Contemporary Feminist Debates. 2018/2019. 2017/2018. The Univerity of Edinburgh School of Social and Poltical Sciences. SSPS1000: Semester 1.
Davis, H. (2017) “Pimp Desistance: The End Game” in Pimps in Situ. 2017.(eds) Marcus, A & Horning, A. Springer Publishing.
Davis, H. (2013) “Defining ‘Pimp’: Working Towards a Definition in Social Research” Sociological Research Online. Vol 18:1. http://www.socresonline.org.uk/18/1/11.html