My academic research explores the legacies of second wave feminism and how it has transformed the gendered experience of work and the paid workplace in Anglo-America since the 1970s. I am driven by the desire to understand how individuals have negotiated and sought to remake the institutions of work and family that govern everyday life.
My dissertation, “Inventing the Working Parent: Work, Gender, and Feminism in Neoliberal Britain” considers the politics that shaped the invention of the ‘working parent.’ It traces feminist campaigns for flexible work, childcare, and a more equitable division of affective labor in the 1970s, and the advent of ‘family friendly’ workplaces over the course of the 1980s and 1990s.
My academic journal article, “Forging a Politics of Care: Theorizing Household Work in the British Women’s Liberation Movement,” appeared in History Workshop Journal in April 2018.
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