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Dr Sam Hanks

Lecturer in Criminology, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513285

Email address

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Sam has a broad interdisciplinary interest in topics of sexuality, identity and stigma. His current research focus is on migrant sex work in Wales, and the ways in which the experiences and conditions of sex work are shaped by a range of societal perceptions and legislative frameworks. This builds on his doctoral research that examined how women interpret and contextualise their labour in massage parlours. Sam looks to apply and disseminate his research findings through his membership of the Wales Strategic Sex Work Safety & Support Group.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Identity
  • Stigma
  • Migrant sex work