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Dr Charlotte Bates

Dr Charlotte Bates

Early Career Research Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

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

My research explores the interconnections between the body, everyday life and place, with a particular focus on illness and disability. 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.

I have just published my first monograph, Vital Bodies: Living with illness (Policy Press, 2019). The book is the story of twelve 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 the Reviews Editor for The Sociological Review.

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 ethnographic and sensory research methods on New Frontiers in Sociology, Ethnography and Everyday Life, and Researching Culture.

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 projects on the body and everyday life.