‘Parenting Culture Studies’ past and future

CPCS has aimed to raised new questions for scholarship, and work with colleagues across disciplines and career stages. However, we also ‘face outwards’ and work with anyone dealing with the problems raised by parenting culture. We are delighted to have comments here from research programme leaders, PhD candidates, writers, campaigners and service providers. Here they share their reflections, ten years on from the founding of our Centre.

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Raquel Herrero Arias

Watch reflections from Raquel Herrero Arias on 10 years of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies.

Raquel is a PhD candidate, Bergen, and Visiting Researcher CPCS. Read more about Raquel.

Hilde Danielsen

Hilde Danielsen is a Research Professor at Norce, Bergen.

Read Hilde’s reflections.

Read more about Hilde’s work with CPCS.


Rosalind Edwards

Professor Rosalind Edwards is Professor of Sociology within Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Southampton.

Read Ros’s reflections here

Vicki Harman

Vicki Harman is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey.

Read Vicki’s reflections.

The Infant Feeding Alliance

Watch reflections from the Infant Feeding Alliance on 10 years of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies.

Read more about the Read more about Infant Feeding Alliance.

CPCS’s work on feeding babies.

Claude Martin

Watch reflections from Professor Claude Martin (Research Professor, CNRS, Rennes) on 10 years of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies.

Read more about Claude’s work with CPCS.

Read more about Professor Claude Martin.

Clare Murphy

Watch reflections from Clare Murphy (CEO, British Pregnancy Advisory Service) on 10 years of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies.

Read more about Clare Murphy.

Nancy McDermott

Nancy is a writer based in New York. You can buy Nancy’s new book ‘The Problem with Parenting: How raising children is changing across America’.

Read Nancy’s reflections on 10 years of CPCS.


Verity Pooke

Verity Pooke is a Lecturer in Social Policy in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent

Watch Verity’s reflections here


Sunna Símonardóttir

Sunna is an Adjunct Lecturer and post-doc at the University of Iceland.

Read Sunna’s reflections.


Lenore Skenazy

Lenore Skenazy, President of Let Grow, Founder of the Free-Range Kids movement (and book!).

Read Lenore’s reflections.

Joan Wolf

Joan Wolf is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Texas A&M University.

You can watch her reflections here.