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Dr Charlotte Bates

Dr Charlotte Bates

Early Career Research Lecturer

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

Email:
batesc2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0544
Location:
Room 2.10, Glamorgan Building
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My research explores the interconnections between the body, everyday life and place, with a particular focus on illness and disability. I am interested in the ways in which people live their lives, and make their lives liveable, in the face of social inequality and exclusion.

I am interested in developing inventive and sensuous ways of doing sociology and my first edited collection, Video Methods: Social Science Research in Motion (Routledge, 2015), was published in the Routledge Advances in Research Methods series. It was followed by Walking Through Social Research (Routledge, 2017) co-edited with Alex Rhys-Taylor in the same series.

Before coming to Cardiff in 2017, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Goldsmiths, University of London, where I also studied for my PhD in Visual Sociology.

2019

2018

2017

  • Bates, C. 2017. Desire lines: walking in Woolwich. In: Bates, C. and Rhys-Taylor, A. eds. Walking Through Social Research.. London: Routledge
  • Bates, C., Imrie, R. and Kullman, K. 2017. Configuring the caring city: ownership, healing, openness. In: Bates, C., Imrie, R. and Kullman, K. eds. Care and Design: Bodies, Buildings, Cities.. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 95-114.
  • Bates, C. and Kullman, K. 2017. Caring urban futures. In: Bates, C., Imrie, R. and Kullman, K. eds. Care and Design: Bodies, Buildings, Cities.. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 236-240.
  • Bates, C. and Rhys-Taylor, A. 2017. Finding our feet. In: Bates, C. and Rhys-Taylor, A. eds. Walking Through Social Research.. Routledge

2015

2013

I currently teach urban sociology and research methods on New Frontiers in Sociology, Ethnography and Everyday Life, and Cultural Sociology.

I am always interested in hearing from students looking to work on topics related to my research, and am especially interested in supporting inventive ethnographic doctoral projects on urban space, walking, the body, and everyday life.

I am currently working on my first sociological monograph, Vital Bodies: Living with Illness, to be published in 2019 by Policy Press. The book is the story of thirteen people, each living with long-term illness. Delving into the routines and rhythms of everyday life, the book reveals the significance of the things that we usually take for granted, from what we eat to when we sleep, how we move, and what we wear. Told from different perspectives, it shows how these mundane and seemingly simple aspects of living are complicated by illness, and speaks of the ways in which we all develop coping strategies and rituals of care with which to live our lives.

I am always interested in hearing from students looking to work on topics related to my research, and am especially interested in supporting inventive ethnographic doctoral projects on urban space, walking, the body, and everyday life.