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Laura McVey

Laura McVey is a PhD candidate in the School of Economics, Finance & Marketing at RMIT University. Her doctoral research is concerned with the ways in which markets and marketing are implicated in the production of violence against women and gender inequality.

Through qualitative research, Laura’s thesis with publications project is specifically looking to understand some of the newer practices of the (online) pornography market, including how these online business models operate, and the intersections this has with oppressive and violent forms of work for women.

Laura has an employment background in the not-for-profit sector, supporting women impacted by family violence and sexual assault, as well as working in government, academic and corporate research roles. She also has a Master of Marketing and a Master of Arts (Literature and Writing). 

Thesis: Dark Dynamics: exploring the production of harm in the online pornography market