Dr Kate Lister

Dr. Kate Lister is a researcher at Leeds Trinity University in historical attitudes to sexuality and sex work. She is the curator of the online project and popular Twitter account @WhoresofYore where she tweets the history of illicit sex and works to promote sex worker rights and challenge stigma to over 79,000 followers. The Whores of Yore project is unique in its aims to create a space for academics, artists, sex workers and activists to collect their research.

Kate is on the board of the international sex work research hub and has published on the history of media narratives around sex work, the history of menstruation and sexual violence in historical dramas. Kate will be talking on the history of the word ‘cunt’