Kate Lister  is a lecturer in the School of Arts and Communication at Leeds Trinity University. Kate researches the history of sex work and curates the online research project Whores of Yore, an interdisciplinary digital archive for the study of historical sexuality. She regularly writes about the history of sexuality for inews and the Wellcome Trust. Kate won the Sexual Freedom Publicist of the Year Award in 2017 and is the author of The Curious History of Sex.