Miss Becca Lawrence
Becca graduated with a BA (1st Class) in Combined Honours in Social Science from Durham University. In October 2009, Becca received the Social Sciences and Health Interdisciplinary Scholarship to undertake a PhD with the Law School and the School of Applied Social Sciences.
With the supervision of Professor Clare McGlynn and Dr Nicole Westmarland, Becca's current research explores the regulation of pornography, following the regulation of 'extreme pornography' under the 2008 Criminal Justice and Immigration Act. Drawing upon both legal and non-legal literature, Becca's research addresses pornography through re-envisaging sexually explicit materials - from lads' mags to hardcore pornography - as part of a spectrum from which regulation may be better enacted and understood. Informed by feminist analyses, Becca's research currently focuses on the various social and legal interpretations of sexually explicit materials in England and Wales, and builds upon these in light of the ever-changing face of pornography.
Field of Study
Gender & Law at Durham (GLAD)
Crime, Violence & Abuse Research Group