Jaye Litherland-De Lara

Jaye Litherland-De Lara
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts

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 seeks to explore the different ways natural and holistic mothering is understood and lived in Adelaide, and to investigate women's understandings of bodies, health and wellbeing – for themselves and their children – and how they intersect with their mothering lifestyles. By focusing on this group of women, I hope to deepen our understanding of the ways women use procreation and mothering practices to re-envision and transform culture, and create new ways of being in the world.

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Jaye Litherland-De Lara

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 seeks to explore the different ways natural and holistic mothering is understood and lived in Adelaide, and to investigate women's understandings of bodies, health and wellbeing – for themselves and their children – and how they intersect with their mothering lifestyles. By focusing on this group of women, I hope to deepen our understanding of the ways women use procreation and mothering practices to re-envision and transform culture, and create new ways of being in the world.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 PhD candidate University of Adelaide, Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2017 - 2020 Scholarship Research Training Program Scholarship University of Adelaide
2016 Award University Medal University of Adelaide
2014 - 2015 Scholarship Summer Research Scholarship 2014-2015 University of Adelaide $1200

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2016 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts (Hons in Anthropology)

Postgraduate Training

Date Title Institution Country
2017 Career and Research Skills Training University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia

Research Interests

Alternative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Consumption and Everyday Life, Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Feminist Theory, History and Philosophy of Medicine, History and Philosophy of Science, Maternal Health, Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies, Religion and Society, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Social Studies of Science and Technology
  • 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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