Dr Katharine Charsley
Dr Katharine Charsley
Reader in Sociology
1.07a, 3 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117)3310609
ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Edinburgh (2003-4); Lecturer in Sociology, University of Edinburgh (2004-5); Lecturer in the Anthropology of Migration (2005-9), University of Oxford; Lecturer in Sociology, University of Bristol, (2009-2013), Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Bristol 2013-2015, Reader in Sociology, University of Bristol 2015 to present.
My main research interests are in gender, the family and migration, particularly in the field of cross-border marriages. I currently lead an ESRC-funded study on 'Marriage Migration and Integration'. I have recently published two volumes: an edited book 'Transnational Marriage' (Routledge 2012), and my monograph 'Transnational Pakistani Connections: Marrying "Back Home"', based on ethnographic research (Routledge 2013). I have published articles in journals including Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Global Networks and am preparing a special issue (with Helena Wray, Middlesex) titled 'The Invisible (Migrant) Man' for Men and Masculinities.The report 'Marriage-related migration to the UK' (International Migration Review 2012) also appeared as a Home Office occassional research paper (No. 94). I founded and convene a research network on ‘Marriage and Migration’. I have broader interests in South Asia and its diasporas, and in ethnicity, migration and transnationalism, and have worked on Scottish graduate migration and retention (with Ross Bond & Sue Grundy, Edinburgh). Other projects on marriage-related migration are under development.
Before joining the University of Bristol in 2009, I was a lecturer at the University of Oxford (ISCA and COMPAS) where I convened the Migration Studies MPhil. Prior to that, I held a temporary lectureship and an ESRC postoctoral fellowship at the Unversity of Edinburgh, from where I alse recieved my PhD in 2003.
I teach four units:
Social Identities and Divisions (core first year)
Global Society (core second year)
Gender and Migration (specialist unit)
Narrating the Self (Masters)
I currently supervise a range of PhD students, and welcome new students in any of my research interests.
Undergraduate Courses: Social Identities and Divisions, Global Society, Gender and Migration
Postgraduate Courses: Narrating the Self
I supervise a range of PhD projects related to my research interests, and welcome new doctoral students.
- Charsley, KAH, 2012, Transnational Marriage: New Perspectives from Europe and Beyond. Routledge
- Charsley, KAH, Storer-Church, B, Benson, MC & Van Hear, N, 2012, Marriage-related migration to the UK. International Migration Review, vol 46., pp. 861-890
- Charsley, KAH, 2005, Unhappy Husbands: Masculinity and Migration in Transnational Pakistani Marriages. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol 11., pp. 85-105
- Charsley, KAH & Benson, MC, 2012, Marriages of convenience or inconvenient marriages: regulating spousal migration to Britain. Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law , vol 26., pp. 10-26
- Charsley, KAH & Bolognani, M, 2017, Being a Freshie is (not) Cool: stigma, capital and disgust in British Pakistani stereotypes of new subcontinental migrants. Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol 40., pp. 43-62
- Spencer, S & Charsley, K, 2016, Conceptualising integration: a framework for empirical research, taking marriage migration as a case study. Comparative Migration Studies, vol 4.
- Charsley, K, Bolognani, M & Spencer, S, 2016, Marriage Migration and Integration: interrogating assumptions in academic and policy debates. Ethnicities.
- Charsley, KAH, Bolognani, M, Spencer, S, Jayaweera, H & Ersanilli, E, 2016, Marriage Migration and Integration.
- Charsley, KAH & Liversage, A, 2015, Silenced Husbands: Muslim Marriage Migration and Masculinity. Men and Masculinities, vol 18., pp. 489-508
Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system