Dr Maud Perrier
BA, MA(Warw.), PhD
Senior LecturerSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
My principal area of research is the sociology of families (motherhood and parenting specifically), but I have wide ranging research interests including new class studies, postfeminism and critical pedagogies.
My doctoral research examined how younger and older mothers negotiate dominant discourses of good mothering. This thesis points to the importance of mothering as a key site for the (re)production of moral and classed selves and problematizes the middle-class lifecourse as the norm, highlighting class assumptions underpinning definitions of the ‘right’ time for motherhood.
DescriptionWhat is the research project? What are the initial research questions that you want to explore? Why does it matter? How is it new? How does your project specifically…
09/01/2019 to 31/07/2019
DescriptionThis project will seek to identify the collective care practices which formed an integral part of the
Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) and use them to create a care toolkit relevant to
26/06/2018 to 30/09/2018
DescriptionThis project will establishing a research partnership around gender, sustainability and food with the University of Technology, Sydney. This visit will also leverage the IS fund to conduct a joint…
24/11/2016 to 31/07/2017
Childcare Struggles, Maternal Workers and Social Reproduction
- Authored book
‘Crazy for Carcass’: Foodie-waste femininity, digital whiteness and hyperlinked Encounters’ in Lupton, D. and Feldman, Z. (eds), Digital Food Cultures. London: Routledge.
Digital Food Cultures
- Chapter in a book
- Accepted/In press
Gender and Education
Refiguring the Postmaternal
- Edited book