Lilith Brouwers

Postgraduate Researcher

Email:
bnlheb@leeds.ac.uk
Categories:
Postgraduate Researchers, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC), Work and Employment Relations
Expertise/Research:
Thesis title: "Sex workers’ experience of employment relations and third parties in the UK".
Profile

 

Qualifications

MSc Gender Research - London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK

BA Liberal Arts and Sciences - Utrecht University, the Netherlands (cum laude / first class)

Prizes/Awards

Merit-based Scholarship - Dr Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch Fonds

Valedictorian, Utrecht University - Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduation September 2011

1st Prize Poster Presentation - International Network for Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity (INIT) July 2011

Experience

Guest Speaker, University College London - British Undergraduate Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Guest Lecturer, St Mary University Twickenham - Intimate Relationships

Module Teaching Assistant, Utrecht University - Multidisciplinary Research Methodologies and Academic Writing

Research

 

Thesis title: "Sex workers’ experience of employment relations and third parties in the UK".

Summary: Despite increasing academic research into sex work as an issue of work and labour, the role of affiliated workers who make their income in the sex industry (‘third parties’ in roles such as management, security, sharing work space, renting out premises, etc.) has been consistently understudied. Due to the fact that these third party roles are currently criminalised, all employment relations in the full service sex industry in the UK are effectively illegal. This research will map the existing third party relationships in the UK sex industry, focusing on sex workers’ experiences of the impact third parties have on their working conditions. It will explore the way current legislation on third parties affects sex workers’ safety and how this may be improved. 

Supervisors: Kate HardyGabriella Alberti.

Scholarship: University Research Scholarship.

 

Publications

Brouwers and Woertman, 2012. Parafilieën in de DSM: vooroordeel of functioneel? GZ-Psychology4(6).

Impact Publications:     Brouwers, L. 2017. Legislation on sex work – Sweden. 5 October. English Collective of Prostituteshttp://prostitutescollective.net/2017/10/legislation-sex-work-sweden-sex-purchase-law/

Brouwers, L. 2017. Legislation on sex work - Germany. 25 July. English Collective of Prostituteshttp://prostitutescollective.net/2017/07/legislation-sex-work-germany-legalisation/

Brouwers, L. 2017. Legislation on sex work – Netherlands. 25 July. English Collective of Prostituteshttp://prostitutescollective.net/2017/07/legislation-sex-work-netherlands-legalisation/

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