Jaye Litherland-De Lara

Jaye Litherland-De Lara

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

I am a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of Adelaide, supervised by Dr Alison Dundon and Dr Georgina Drew. I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (major in Anthropology and minor in Development Studies) in 2014, and Honours (first class) in Anthropology in 2016.

I am interested in the social and cultural processes and practices of mothering, in the everyday lived and embodied experiences of being and becoming a mother, and the varied meanings women give to their birthing and mothering practices.

In particular, my PhD research in Adelaide seeks to explore the different ways that women who identify their style of mothering as natural or holistic (or similar) understand and experience mothering. It also investigates women's understandings of bodies, health and well-being – for themselves and their children – and how they shape their mothering choices.

  • Research Training Program Stipend 2017-2020
  • University of Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship 2014-2015
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Australian Anthropological Society Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Golden Key International Honour Society Australia

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