Katherine Twamley is an ESRC postdoctoral fellow working under the mentorship of Prof. Ann Oakley at the Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education (IoE). The fellowship is to disseminate the findings of her PhD thesis which was entitled 'A Suitable Match: Love and marriage amongst middle class Gujaratis in the UK and India'. The PhD was an ethnographic study exploring how the local socio-economic context shapes the intimate ideals and experiences of young people. She has also worked as a Research Officer at IoE, UCL and City University. Her research has focused on family, intimacy, ethnicity and health.
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Dr Charlotte Faircloth is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Roehampton, London. She is also a Visiting Scholar and founding member of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies (CPCS) at the University of Kent. Charlotte completed her PhD at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, which explored 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, during which she completed her book Militant Lactivism? Attachment Parenting and Intensive Motherhood in the UK and France, published by Berghahn Books and shortlisted for BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2014. 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 between them. With colleagues in CPCS, Charlotte is co-author of Parenting Culture Studies recently published by Palgrave, and part of their 'Shelf Improvement 2014' campaign. She also recently co-edited Parenting inGlobal Perspective: Negotiating ideologies of kinship, self and politics, published by Routledge and is co-editor of numerous journal special issues.
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