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Chloé carried out her BA in English Literature and Spanish at the University of Sussex. Having completed an international master’s in Gender Studies at the Universidad de Granada, Spain and Università di Bologna, she now continues her research in the Digital Humanities department at King’s. Chloé’s research explores gendered-female embodiment in emergent sex tech products, and the consumption of intimacy through these new forms of sexual commerce.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Sex, intimacy and technology
  • Technological constructions of femininity
  • Sexual commerce and sex work online
  • Embodiment and HRI
  • Posthuman theory

For more details, please see her full research profile.


Gender studies, Feminist Theory, Digital Culture, Feminist STS.

Expertise and public engagement

Chloé is a contributor to, covering sex tech developments with a feminist perspective for this online publication. To date she has provided multiple pieces, most notably articles exploring sex work online, performative technology and Japanese influences permeating emergent sex tech.

Selected publications

  • Devlin, K. & Locatelli, C. (In press) ‘Guys and Dolls: Sex Robot Creators and Consumers’, in Oliver Bendel (ed.) Maschinenliebe. Springer Gabler. p.
  • Locatelli, C. (2020) ‘Theorising Artificial Femininities in Sex-Tech: Previous Postulations and Future Directions’, in PLOTINA: Regendering Science. 28 January 2020 Università di Bologna: pp. 71–72.