Nickie Charles is Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender in the Sociology Department at the University of Warwick. She has published widely on many aspects of gender including feminist social movements, the gendered division of paid and unpaid work and the refuge movement. She is currently researching kinship across the species barrier, investigating the circumstances in which animals come to be regarded as kin and whether this indicates the emergence of post-human families. She is also exploring the effects of introducing dogs into universities in order to reduce stress levels amongst students. Her most recent books are Families in Transition (with Charlotte Aull Davies and Chris Harris), The Policy Press, 2008, Nature, Society and Environmental Crisis (edited with Bob Carter), Wiley Blackwell/The Sociological Review, 2010, and Human and other animals (edited with Bob Carter), Palgrave, 2011.
Centre for the Study of Women and Gender
Department of Sociology
University of Warwick
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