Dr Charlotte Faircloth

Dr Faircloth completed her PhD at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral work looked at women’s experiences of ‘full-term’ breastfeeding and attachment parenting in London and Paris, with a focus on questions of kinship, identity and the new ‘parenting culture’. More broadly, her work explores notions of body, gender and equality in care-giving, and has a theoretical focus on accountability and the constitution of knowledge claims. Following a Mildred Blaxter post-doctoral fellowship from the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness, her book Militant Lactivism? Infant Care and Maternal Identity will be published by Berghahn Books. She commenced a 3-year Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship in May 2011, based at the University of Kent, looking at ‘Parenting: Gender, Intimacy and Equality’.