Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


About

I am the Director of Studies for the Criminology Undergraduate Programmes in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. I hold a double honours degree in politics and literature from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA, an MSc in Gender, Sexuality and Culture from Birkbeck (University of London), as well as an MA in Research Methods and a PhD in Sociology, both awarded by the University of Nottingham.

I am a feminist public scholar with a commitment to radical and engaged pedagogic practices. My research explores inequality in different forms, and I have worked with a range of marginalised groups in recent research projects (eg. sex workers, young men in gangs, women who have experienced sexual or domestic violence). I have also worked with young people at risk of sexual exploitation and young offenders. I have a strong commitment to working with scholars from across disciplinary boundaries and to moving research findings beyond academia into the public arena. I have done research in Southeast Asia, and I am interested in exploring issues related to women’s health and well-being in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

Contact Information

Address

Room CNE 117
Cornwallis North East
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent CT2 7NF

Office hours: by appointment

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Publications

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Article
Sanders-McDonagh, E. and Neville, L. (2017). Too little, Too late: Domestic Violence Policy in the Age of Austerity. Discovery Society.
Sanders-McDonagh, E., Peyrefitte, M. and Ryalls, M. (2016). Sanitising the City: Exploring Hegemonic Gentrification in London's Soho. Sociological Research Online [Online] 21. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.5153/sro.4004.
Sanders-McDonagh, E., Neville, L. and Nolas, S. (2016). From pillar to post: Understanding the victimisation of women and children who experience domestic violence in an age of austerity. Feminist Review [Online] 112:60-76. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/fr.2015.51.
Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2015). Porn by any other name: Women's consumption of public sex performances in Amsterdam. Porn Studies [Online] 2:329-341. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1080/23268743.2015.1100092.
Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2014). Conducting 'Dirty Research' with extreme groups: Understanding Academia as a Dirty Site. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management [Online] 9:241-253. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/QROM-01-2013-1131.
Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2014). Conducting "Dirty Research" with extreme groups: Understanding academia as a dirty work site. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management [Online] 9:241-253. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/QROM-01-2013-1131.
Peyrefitte, M., Sanders-McDonagh, E. and Weicht, B. (2010). ENQUIRE – a (Self-)Reflexive Journey. European Political Science [Online] 9:131-140. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/eps.2009.41.
Book section
Sanders-McDonagh, E. and Neville, L. (2018). Gentrification and the Criminalization of Sex Work : Exploring the Sanitization of Sex Work in Kings Cross with the use of ASBOs and CBOs. in: Sanders, T. and Laing, M. eds. Policing the Sex Industry: Protection, Paternalism and Politics. London, UK: Taylor & Francis.
Nolas, S., Sanders-McDonagh, E. and Neville, L. (2018). Gimme Shelter? Exploring the Concept of Community in Domestic Violence Service Provision. in: Feminism and the Politics of Childhood. London, UK: UCL Press.
Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2017). Women Supporting the British Political Radical Right: The Case of UKIP. in: Gendering Nationlaism: Intersections of Nation, Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2010). Situating the Female Gaze: Understanding (Sex) Tourism Practices in Thailand. in: New Sociologies of Sex Work. Surrey: Ashgate.
Book
Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2016). Women and Sex Tourism Landscapes. UK: Routledge.
Edited book
Mulholland, J., Sanders-McDonagh, E. and Montanga, N. eds. (2017). Gendered Nationalism : Intersections of Nation, Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Research report (external)
Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2016). Safer London Empower Project Evaluation. Safer London and Middlesex University.
Sanders-McDonagh, E., Apena Rogers, S. and Horvath, M. (2015). Evaluation of the Tender Healthy Relationships Project: Final Report. Middlesex University and Tender Project for the Arts.
Bradshaw, S., Nussy, C. and Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2015). ESRC-DFID Evidence Synthesis Review Report: Gender. ESRC-DFID.
Neville, L. and Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2014). Domestic Violence Homicide Review: An Evidence Review Report for the West Midlands Police Force Area. Middlesex University.
Sanders-McDonagh, E. and Neville, L. (2012). Women's Open Spaces Project: Evaluation Report. Middlesex University and New Horizons.
Nolas, S., Neville, L. and Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2012). Evaluation of the AVA Community Group Programme for Children and Young People: Final Report. Middlesex University and Against Violence and Abuse.
Nolas, S., Sanders-McDonagh, E. and Neville, L. (2011). Evaluation of the AVA Community Group Programme for Children and Young People: Interim Report. Middlesex University and Against Violence and Abuse.
D'Angelo, A., Sanders-McDonagh, E. and Burkmar, R. (2010). Migrant and Minority Community Organisations: Funding, Sustainability and Ways Forward. Middlesex University.
Lyle, D. and Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2010). Creating a Stronger Community: An Evaluation of Action for Kids Programmes. Middlesex University.
Review
Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2013). Rebuilding lives after domestic violence: understanding long-term outcomes. Community, Work and Family [Online]:435-436. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13668803.2013.797781.
Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2011). A Mexican Border Prostitution Community During the Late Vietnam Era: La Zona. Archives of Sexual Behavior [Online]:1069-1070. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-011-9809-2.
Total publications in KAR: 24 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

I am a feminist public scholar with a commitment to radical and engaged pedagogic practices. My research explores inequality in different forms, and I have worked with a range of marginalized groups in recent research projects (e.g. sex workers, young men in gangs, women who have experienced sexual or domestic violence). I have a strong commitment to working with scholars from across disciplinary boundaries and to moving research findings beyond academia into the public arena.

I have also published on the following issues:

  • Sex tourism in Thailand and the Netherlands
  • Moral geographies of sexual spaces and places
  • Gentrification in London (Soho)
  • Domestic violence and austerity in the UK
  • Prostitution and sex work policies
  • Austerity and the impact on vulnerable populations
  • Radical pedagogies and the Neoliberal University
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Teaching

I convene the undergraduate SO536 Criminal Justice in Modern Britain and SO533 Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice modules, and contribute to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the School.

I have been teaching in Higher Education since 2006, and incorporate radical pedagogies in my teaching practice. I was awarded an Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship from my previous institution (Middlesex University) in 2014 and was also recognized as the 'Most Empowering Teacher' at the student-led MUSU teaching awards in 2015.

I am interested in working with students who have an interest in gender or sexuality studies, in particular postgraduate candidates with an interest in prostitution, sex tourism, sexual spaces, sexual violence, or domestic violence.

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Media

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Activity

I am currently working on an evaluation of services for the New Horizons Youth Centre in north London. The three-year project is funded by the Big Lottery and aims to help vulnerable young people (including offenders, and those at risk of offending).

Other activities

  • 2015 - 2018: Editorial Board Member for Sociological Research Online
  • 2011 - current: Manuscript reviewer for Sage
  • 2010 - current: Manuscript reviewer for Wiley
  • 2007 - 2010: Editorial Board Member for ENQUIRE
  • 2008 - current: Regular Reviewer for: Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management; Gender, Place and Culture; Sexualities; Journal of Gender Studies; Sociological Research Online; Woman's Studies International Forum; International Feminist Journal of Politics

Memberships

  • 2014 - current: Member of the American Association of Geographers
  • 2013 - current: Member of the International Political Science Association
  • 2013 - current: Member of the Society for Research in Higher Education
  • 2011 - current: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2011 - 2014: Membership of the Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group – RGS-IBG
  • 2010 - current: Member of the Space, Sexualities and Queer Research Group – RGS-IBG
  • 2009 - current: Member of British Sociological Association
  • 2008 - current: Member of the Royal Geographic Society

 

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Last Updated: 16/02/2017