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Dr Charlotte Bates

Dr Charlotte Bates

Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Email
batesc2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0544
Campuses
Room 2.10, Glamorgan Building
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

My research explores the interconnections between the body, everyday life and place, with a particular focus on illness and wellbeing. 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. My first monograph, Vital Bodies: Living with illness was published by Policy Press in 2019. I am the Reviews Editor for The Sociological Review and an Editor for Qualitative Research.

Vital Bodies: Living with Illness

Biography

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

Publications

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2013

Teaching

In 2021-22 I am teaching Multisensory Methods (Masters) and Social Research Methods (Year 2). 

In Spring 2022 I am on Study Leave. 

My current work with Kate Moles explores the multisensory worlds of wild swimming, the ways swimmers understand wellbeing, joy and risk in the water and the bonds that are created and sustained through these encounters. Find out more: https://thewaterholdsme.tumblr.com

 

Supervision

Past projects