Dr Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor
MSc (Leicester), PhD (Leicester)
Room: Attenborough Tower 317
Tel: +44 (0)11-6252-2820 (direct line)
I have undertaken extensive international research on sex tourism with a particular focus on female sex tourism. My research and publications have focused on theoretical questions about the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, age, economic inequalities and patterns of exploitation in the global sex trade and migration. More recently, I have developed an interest in race, gender, sexuality and age through a focus on the rapidly growing demand for cosmetic surgery and this research builds on an interest on embodied labour to explore questions about the market, race, gender and sexuality. I have undertaken evaluations for the European Commission on gendered violence and research for various travel companies and organisations concerned with sex tourism including ECPAT and Thompson Travel.
I would be able to supervise doctoral and MA students who are interested in exploring issues of race, gender and sexuality. My research and publications have focused on theoretical questions about the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and patterns of exploitation and exclusion through a focus on sex tourism and sex work. More recently, I have explored the rapidly growing demand for cosmetic surgery and questions of embodied labour, the market, class, race, gender. My research engages with feminist methods and employs qualitative (ethnographic/interviews), quantitative and combined methods in a national and international setting. I would be pleased to talk to anyone about prospective research projects in these areas.
Current research projects
Sun, Sea, Sand and Silicone: Aesthetic Surgery Tourism in the UK and Australia is a two year research project funded by the ESRC (Award Number ES/I004513/1). It brings together international researchers from the UK and Australia with expertise on the body, cosmetic surgery, sex tourism and cultural geography on a project that looks at cosmetic surgery tourism. Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor will be working with Ruth Holliday (University of Leeds), Meredith Jones (University of Sydney), Elspeth Probyn (University of South Australia) and David Bell (University of Leeds) to focus on five countries; Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Spain and the Czech Republic as cosmetic surgery destinations.
The project sets out to interview people who travel to these destinations for surgery to examine their rationale for choosing these countries and conextualise these decisions economically, socially and politically. The project intends to provide insights into a wide range of important topics including; the organisation, structure and operations of the companies and groups that comprise the cosmetics surgery industry; the impact of cosmetic surgery tourism on the global stage for healthcare practices at home as well as aboard; the experiences of employees as well as clients of the cosmetic surgery tourism industry; how gender relations are constructed within this consumer market and the factors that underpin the expanding cosmetic surgery industry.
- SY2075: Social Class and Inequalities
- SY2082: The Global Sex Trade
- SY3042: Undergraduate Research Project
- SY7022: Race and Ethnicity
- Supervision of Masters and PhD theses
Current admininstrative duties
- Joint Programmes Coordinator (BA Criminology, BSc Psychology/Sociology, BA Media/Sociology, BA Politics Sociology)
- Senior Tutor
- Director of Learning and Teaching Committee (Semester 2)