Charlotte Faircloth

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow in Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent

I am a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, in the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies at the University of Kent, working on 3-year a project entitled ‘Parenting: Gender, Intimacy and Equality’. I am also a Visiting Scholar at the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research at London South Bank University.

I completed my PhD at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, exploring women’s experiences of attachment parenting and ‘full-term’ breastfeeding in London and Paris. Following that, I was Mildred Blaxter post-doctoral research fellow with the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness, during which I completed my book 'Militant Lactivism? Attachment Parenting and Intensive Motherhood in the UK and France,' which was published by Berghahn Books.

With colleagues in CPCS, I am co-author of 'Blame the Parents? An introduction to parenting culture studies' shortly to be published by Palgrave. With support from the Wenner Gren trust, I also recently co-edited 'Parenting in Global Perspective: Negotiating ideologies of kinship, self and politics,' published by Routledge.

Experience

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    Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow in Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent