March Winner - Zoey Jones
Congratulations to Zoey Jones, one of our March researchers!
Zoey Jones is a Masters candidate in the Department of Criminology at Laurier’s Brantford campus. Her qualitative thesis, “Purchasing Sex and Negotiating Morality: An exploratory study of sex industry clients and stigma”, focuses on the lived experiences of fourteen male clients of sex workers.
This study has yielded unexpected results reflecting on the qualitative interview process itself and the researcher’s role within it. Zoey will be presenting at the Qualitatives 2013 conference in Ottawa focusing on unpacking ethical challenges, the involvement of academic and personal identity, and the emotion work she has experienced and analyzed throughout this project.
Her research has also encountered a variety of themes including reflections of wider cultural commodification of women, definitions of sexual and non-sexual intimacy, and techniques utilized to combat broader social definitions of ‘deviant’ sexuality.
Zoey would like to thank her supervisor, Dr. Stacey Hannem, for her invaluable contribution and support.