Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor

Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor


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My primary research interests are in the sociology of gender, race and sexuality with a special focus on commercial sexual exchanges and cosmetic surgery tourism. Within these areas I explore the intersections between race gender and sexuality and enjoy working on interdisciplinary projects.

I recently worked on a British Academy funded project in titled 'Revisiting Child Sex Tourism: Rethinking Business Responses'. This project brought together law and sociology to consider questions about child sexual exploitation in relation to tourism in order to critically interrogate mainstream responses to trafficking. As such it revisited research conducted on sex tourism in the 1990s to ask what has changed and what impact current policy initiatives to combat child sex tourism have had.

Previous research explore tensions in medical discourses used to market cosmetic surgery tourism through an ESRC project entitled 'Sun, Sea, Sand and Silicon: Aesthetic surgery tourism in the UK and Australia' (Award Number ES\ 1004513\1).

I have also undertaken a range of consultancy work for the EU on trafficking and violence against women and children; an advisor for The Breast Implant Registry and the tourism industry. I have been invited to speak at Commwealth governmental conferences on trafficking and be an expert on Nuffield Counsel of Ethics. I have also particpated in media discussions on sexual exploitation, cosmetic surgery, race and beauty.

I am currently Senior Tutor with a keen interest in equality and diversity issues. I teach a 1st year module on Sociology and a 3rd year module on Race and Ethncity and would be interested in supervising PhD student who are interested in exploring questions about gender, race and sexuality.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, Female Sex Tourism: Female Tourist's Sexual Economic Exchanges with Local Men in the Caribbean., University of Leicester

Award Date: 1 Oct 2001


  • Sociology
  • Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
  • Cosmetic Surgery Tourism
  • Race and Ethnicity

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