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 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 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.
Date Position Institution name 2017 PhD candidate University of Adelaide, Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2017 Scholarship Research Training Program Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia — 2016 Award University Medal University of Adelaide Australia — 2014 Scholarship Summer Research Scholarship 2014-2015 University of Adelaide Australia $1200
Date Institution name Country Title 2016 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts (Hons in Anthropology)
Date Title Institution Country 2017 Career and Research Skills Training University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia
Research InterestsAlternative 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
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