Visiting Fellows

We welcome international colleagues with an interest in spending time at the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies in Kent, as well as other associates across the UK. Please contact Ellie Lee if you are interested in becoming a visiting fellow. 

Previous Visitors

We were delighted to welcome Joan Wolf, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas A&M University, as our first international Visitor to the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies. During her stay over the first two weeks of February 2013 Joan participated in a range of discussions involving Centre Associates, and got to know more about our work. The focal point of her visit was an Open Lecture she gave at the University of Kent to a full lecture theatre. You can watch the lecture in full here. The questions and discussion are posted here. You can read coverage of Joan’s lecture in The ObserverThe IndependentThe New Statesman and Mumsnet. There was also further coverage in: ‘The witches of breast milk need to back off’.

Linda Blum PhD was a Visiting Fellow in 2015, having first come to Kent University for an invitation-only seminar back in 2005, to discuss Ellie Lee and Frank Furedi’s research about feeding babies [https://kar.kent.ac.uk/25249/1/Infant_Formula-Full%5Bfinal%5D.pdf]. Linda visited again in 2015 to discuss here work published as Raising Generation Rx: Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality (2015, NYU Press).  Details of the talks Linda gave during her visit can be found here. Linda is also the author of Between Feminism and Labor: The Significance of the Comparable Worth Movement (1991, University of California Press); At the Breast: Ideologies of Breastfeeding and Motherhood in the Contemporary United States (1999, Beacon); and Raising Generation Rx: Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality (2015, NYU Press).

In 2016, Hilde Danielsen visited, as she was working on the project Parenting cultures and risk management in plural Norway in collaboration with CPCS. Her research focuses on family-life, sexuality and intimacy, gender-equality, urban living, social movements and everyday-life. The collaboration with CPCS focussed on a two-day international conference Parenting and Personhood: Cross-cultural perspectives on expertise, family life and risk management [https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/parentingculturestudies/pcs-events/previous-events/parenting-and-personhood/]. At the same time, we welcomed Synnøve Bendixsen, who was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, and was working with Hilde as a researcher at Uni Rokkansenteret on the project “Parenting cultures and risk management in plural Norway”.

In 2016, to coincide with the event Parenting and Personhood: Cross-cultural perspectives on expertise, family life and risk management, we also welcomed the following as Visitors:

Vicki Harman https://www.surrey.ac.uk/people/vicki-harman

Erica Millar https://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/erica.millar

Yana Kozmina https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yana_Kozmina

Other Visitors:

Katrien De Graeve (2015) https://research.flw.ugent.be/en/katrien.degraeve

Márton Matyasovszky-Németh (2019) https://www.elte.hu/en/

 

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