About us

About The Centre for Parenting Culture Studies

The Centre for Parenting Culture Studies (CPCS) is based in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research at the University of Kent. The Centre is interdisciplinary, and our Associates work in other Schools at Kent, including Law and Psychology, and at other Universities in the UK and internationally.

The idea for the Centre first emerged at a conference Monitoring Parents: Childrearing in the age of ‘intensive parenting’ held at the University of Kent in 2007. This event brought together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and generated energetic debate. From that point onwards, those now involved with CPCS exchanged ideas, developed collaborative research and writing projects, and organised further events, and on the basis of the success of this work, we decided in 2010 to formalise our work by setting up CPCS.

Read an article about CPCS or this feature in Kent Magazine

Read about studying parenting culture

Read about our Masters module, and studying with CPCS

Find out about our Associates