Rachel Stuart

PhD Student
Assistant Lecturer


Rachel graduated in 2014 with a BA (Hons) First Class degree in Criminology and Cultural Studies from the University of Kent. In 2015, Rachel was awarded an LLM in Criminal Justice and Human Rights from the Kent Law School, University of Kent. This year Rachel has been awarded PCert in research methods.

Research interests

Supervisors: Professor Phil Hubbard, Dr Marian Duggan and Dr Erin Sanders-McDonagh  

Thesis: ‘How Webcamming is Experienced by Female Performers as a Form of Sexual Commerce'.

Using feminist methodologies, Rachel has conducted a series of in-depth interviews with female webcam performers, along with industry insiders to explore this under researched area of the sex industry. This is ground breaking research because, despite the industry being several decades old, there has been very little academic, legal or feminist engagement with this area of sexual commerce.


Rachel teaches undergraduate modules on drugs, culture and control. criminal justice in modern Britain and sociology of imprisonment.

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