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Dr Charlotte Faircloth
TCRU
27-28 Woburn Square
London
Greater London
WC1H 0AA
Appointment
  • Lecturer
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography
Charlotte completed her PhD at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, looking at women's experiences of attachment parenting and 'full-term' breastfeeding in London and Paris. She was Mildred Blaxter post-doctoral research fellow with the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness, based in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent. During this time she completed her book Militant Lactivism? Intensive Motherhood and Attachment Parenting in the UK and France, published by Berghahn Books and shortlisted for British Sociological Association's Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. She was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship whilst at Kent, for a 3-year project entitled 'Parenting: Gender, Intimacy and Equality' looking at how couples divide childcare. Whilst carrying out this research, Charlotte was appointed to a Senior Lectureship in Social Sciences at the University of Roehampton, London. She has undertaken a PGCHE and is a member of the HEA.

With colleagues in the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies at Kent, Charlotte is co-author of Parenting Culture Studies published by Palgrave. She also recently co-edited Parenting in Global Perspective: Negotiating ideologies of kinship, self and politics published by Routledge and is co-editor of numerous journal special issues, including Sociological Research Online, the Journal of Family Issues and Anthropology and Medicine.

Research Summary

Charlotte's work is part of a growing area of academic scholarship, which situates 'parenting' as a key topic for understanding modern society, both in the UK and internationally. Drawing attention to broader socio-cultural processes that have cast modern child rearing as a highly important yet problematic sphere of social life, her research engages with social anthropology (in debates around gender, kinship and care) sociology (constructionist theories of social problems, risk consciousness and individualisation) and social policy (with a medical anthropological perspective on public health, and the expertise culture around family life).

Teaching Summary

Charlotte teaches on courses relating to gender and research methodology at UCL, as well as on the subjects of family, kinship and reproduction at the Universities of Kent and Cambridge as a visiting lecturer.


She welcomes enquiries from interested doctoral students on research relating to the following: 

  • Parenting culture
  • Motherhood and fatherhood
  • Gender, intimacy and equality 
  • Infant feeding 
  • (Assisted) Reproduction 
  • Intergenerational relationships
  • Adult-child relationships
  • Cross-cultural comparative work, especially Scandinavia and France 
  • Qualitative methods

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