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1. PERSONAL DETAILS

 

Name Dr Caroline Wright

Nationality British

Contact Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)24 76524842 (Direct line) +44 (0)24 76524771 (Secretary)

Fax: +44 (0)24 76523497 E-mail: c.wright@warwick.ac.uk 

 

Current Post

Principal Teaching Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK (from 1 October 2010)

 

Previous Posts

1 October 2006 - 30 September 2010: Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick

1 August 2001 - 30 September 2006: Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick

1 January 1996 – 31 July 2002: Lecturer, Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick, UK

1 Oct 1993 - 31 Dec 1995: Lecturer in the Sociology and Anthropology of Gender, University of Hull, UK

1 Jan 1993 - 30 Sept 1993: Research Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Manchester, UK

 

Academic and Professional Qualifications

1994 PhD, Sociology & Politics, Leeds, UK. Thesis title: Unemployment and Changing Gender Relations in Lesotho, Southern Africa. ESRC-funded.

1994 Higher Education Teaching Certificate, Hull, UK

1988 BA Hons, Sociology & Economics, Durham, UK (First Class)

 

2. RESEARCH AND RESEARCH RELATED


 

a) Publications

(2010) 'Fair Trade Food: Connecting Producers and Consumers', in Debra Gimlin and David Inglis (Eds) Food and Globalization, Oxford, NY: Berg, pp. 139-157

(2008) 'Labor: Migration' in John Middleton (Editor in Chief) and Joseph C. Miller (Editor) New Encyclopedia of Africa, Vol. 3, Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, pp. 183-185

(with Gilma Madrid) (2007) 'Contesting Ethical Trade in Colombia's Cut-Flower Industry: A Case of Cultural and Economic Injustice', Cultural Sociology, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 255-275

(2004) 'Consuming Lives, Consuming Landscapes: Interpreting Advertisements for Cafedirect Coffees', Journal of International Development, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 665-680

(with Joanna Liddle) (2001) ‘Introduction: Understanding Local/Global Identities: Towards a Materialist Discursive Feminism’, in J. Liddle and C. Wright (eds) Women’s Studies International Forum, Special Double Issue: Understanding Local/Global Identities: Towards a Materialist Discursive Feminism, Vol. 24, Nos. 3/4, pp. 273-281

(with Joanna Liddle) (eds) (2001) Women’s Studies International Forum, Special Double Issue: Understanding Local/Global Identities: Towards a Materialist Discursive Feminism, Vol. 24, Nos. 3/4

(2000) ‘Gender Awareness in Migration Theory: Synthesizing Actor and Structure in Southern Africa’, reprinted in K. Willis and B. Yeoh (eds) Gender and Migration, Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar

(1999) ‘Female Singlehood and Urban Space in Lesotho’, Review of Southern African Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 76-103

(with Gill Jagger) (eds) (1999) Changing Family Values, London: Routledge

(with Gill Jagger) (1999) ‘End of Century End of Family? Shifting discourses of family ‘crisis’ in G. Jagger and C.Wright (eds) Changing Family Values, London: Routledge, pp. 17-37

(with Gill Jagger) (1999) ‘Introduction: Changing Family Values’, in G. Jagger and C.Wright (eds) Changing Family Values, London: Routledge, pp. 1-16

(1997) ‘Labor Migration’ in John Middleton (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Sub-Saharan Africa, New York: Simon and Schuster Macmillan, pp. 484-491

(1997) ‘Representing the “Other”: Some Thoughts’, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 83-89

(1997) ‘Gender Matters: Access, Welfare, Teaching and Learning’ in R. Harris and D. McNamara (eds) Quality Teaching and Learning for Overseas Students in Higher Education, London: Routledge, pp. 91-107

(1996) (co-authored with Diane Elson) ‘Gender Issues in Contemporary Industrialization: An Annotated Bibliography’, Working Papers in Comparative Labour Studies, No. 10, University of Warwick. Also published electronically: http://www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/complabstuds/caroline.htm

(1995) ‘Gender Awareness in Migration Theory: Synthesizing Actor and Structure in Southern Africa’, Development and Change, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 771-791

(1995) ‘Gender Research and Development: Looking Forward to Beijing’, Conference Report, Journal of Gender Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 77-80

(1993) (with Carolyn Baylies) ‘Female Labour in the Textile and Clothing Industry of Lesotho’, African Affairs, Vol. 92, No. 369, pp. 577-591

(1989) ‘Men Without Work: Unemployed Migrant Labour in Lesotho’, Working Papers in Sociology, No. 22, University of Durham

 

b) Research Funding

2007, CI (PI Annette Muetze, Engineering), University of Warwick Institute of Advanced Study Award, £1990, ‘Social Acceptability Factors of Energy-Efficient Appliances in Residential Applications’ (Award IAIT004, 15.9.07-30.03.08)

2007, Reinvention Centre for Undergraduate Research Fellowship, £9910, 'Evaluating and Reinventing Sociology's Professional Skills Programme' (01/10/07-31/12/08)

2001, University of Warwick Research and Teaching Development Fund, £2394, 'Stakeholders in Ethical Consumption: A Preliminary Analysis’.

 

d) Selected Conference Papers 

2009 'Fair Trade Consumption in a Recession: Developing a Research Project, Uniting Research, Policy and Practice in Fair Trade: A Knowledge Exchange Workshop, BRASS, Cardiff University, 20-21 April

2008 'Fair Trade Producers and Consumers: Towards a synthesis of their economic, cultural, social, ethical and political connectivities', poster presented at the 3rd Fair Trade International Symposium (FTIS2008), 14-16 May, Montpellier, France

2007 'Fair Trade Food: Connecting Producers and Consumers’, paper presented in the Sociology of Consumption stream of the European Sociology Association Annual Conference, 3-6 September, Glasgow, UK.

2003 ‘Consuming Lives, Consuming Landscapes: Interpreting Advertisements for Cafedirect Coffees’, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of York, UK, 11-13 April.

2002 ‘Where has all the gender gone? Analysing the UK Government’s White Paper Eliminating World Poverty: Making Globalisation Work for the Poor’, 8th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women: Women’s Worlds 2002, Makerere University, Uganda, 21-26 July

2002 (with Joanna Liddle) ‘“Women were wearing flat shoes but now they walk tall in high heels”. A preliminary analysis of sustainability, accountability and governance in two women’s organisations in Botswana’, DSA Gender and Development Conference, University of York, UK, 24 May

1998 ‘(Re)Presenting Capitalism?: Gendered Perspectives on Fair/Ethical Trade’, Women’s Studies Network UK Conference, Hull Centre for Gender Studies, UK, 14-16 July

1997 ‘Gender Matters: Access, Welfare, Teaching and Learning’, Promoting Quality Learning for Overseas Students Conference, City Conference Centre, London, UK, 17 March

1996 ‘Representing the ‘Other’: Some Thoughts’, Women in Transition Conference, Samara State University, Samara, Russia, 24-26 May

1996 ‘Representing the ‘Other’: Beyond Imperialism?’, Hull Centre for Gender Studies Day-school: Gender Studies in the 90s, University of Humberside, UK, 20 April

1995 ‘Female Singlehood and Urban Space: The Case of Lesotho, Southern Africa’, British Sociological Association Conference on Contested Cities, University of Leicester, UK, 10-13 April

1990 ‘Unemployment and Changing Survival Strategies in Lesotho’, 15th Annual Conference on Research in Progress, Centre for Southern African Studies, University of York, UK, 28-29 March

 

e) Selected External Seminar Presentations 

2009, Department of Sociology, University of Exeter

2007, Centre for Gender Studies, University of Hull

2001, Department of Women's Studies, University of York

2001, Centre for Gender Studies, University of Humberside

1997, Institute of Development Policy Management, University of Manchester

1997, Department of Political Science, Soochow University, Taiwan

1996, Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex

1995, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Swaziland

1995, Department of Sociology, University of Dar es Salaam

1994, Centre of African Studies, University of Liverpool

1992, Department of Sociology & Social Policy, University of Durham

1991, Institue of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho

 

 f) Refereeing

 
Research Bids and Research reports for ESRC
 
Articles for: Current Sociology; Development & Change; Gender, Work & Organization; International Journal of Educational Development; Journal of Gender Studies; Journal of Development Studies; Journal of Southern African Studies; Social Compass; Journal of Business Ethics, Cultural Sociology.

 

g) Conference Organisation

Principal co-ordinator of the committee that organised the Women’s Studies Network (UK)’s annual conference in 1999. Held at the University of Warwick, this three day conference attracted 260 delegates from around the world.

h) Professional Activities

Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Gender Studies, 1993-1998

Member of the British Sociological Association, 1993 to date

 

 

3. TEACHING AND TEACHING RELATED

 

a) Teaching in 2015/16 Session

Oct 2015 - June 2016, Transformations: Gender, Reproduction and Contemporary Society, 2nd year BA, 40 students.

Oct 2015 - Dec 2015, Gender, Imperialism and International Development, MA, 19 students. I convene and run all classes (2 hours / week).

 

b) Additional Teaching in Previous Sessions

Gender Analysis in Development Practice, MA (3 hours / week)

Feminist Epistemologies in Action (MA)

Gender and Migration (MA)

Gender Issues in Development (MA)

Gender and the International Division of Labour (MA)

International Perspectives on Gender (1st year BA)

Gender and Development (3rd year BA)

Theorising Gender (2nd year BA)

Gender and Society (1st year BA)

c) Doctoral Supervision

 
Current Joint Supervision:
Tingli Liu, "Leftover women" images in Chinese media
Sara Bamdad, Iranian clinic users' experiences of IVF
Elsa Oommen, Gender and Tier 4 Working Holiday Visa Scheme in UK


 

Previous Joint Supervision:

Urvashi Soni-Sinha ‘Gendered Labour Process and Flexibility: A Study of Jewellery Production in India’, successfully defended December 2000. Urvashi is an academic in Canada.

Yvonne McKenna ‘Negotiating Identities: Irish Women Religious and Migration’, successfully defended September 2000. Yvonne did a post-doc and is now CEO of Gaisce - The President's Award

Pamela Lowe ‘Power and the Pill: Mid-Life Women Negotiating Contraception', successfully defended May 2003, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Aston.

Gilma Madrid 'Working with Flowers: An Analysis of Social, Cultural and Ethical Relations in Colombia and the UK', successfully defended December 2003. Gilma did post-doc research and then returned to consultancy in Colombia.

Anne-Marie Kramer 'Reproduction, Reconstruction and Gendered Citizenship: The Polish Abortion Debate', successfully defended February 2004. Lecturer in Sociology at Nottingham.

Inga Sniukaite 'Feminist Cyberdialogics: Women's Online Activism', successfully defended January 2008. Working for UN Women in New York.

Dominic Pasura 'A Fractured Diaspora: Strategies and Identities among Zimbabweans in Britain', successfully defended June 2008. Lecturer in Sociology, University of Glasgow.

Alice Sczepanikova 'Constructing a Refugee: The State, NGOs and Experiences of Asylum in the Czech Republic', successfully defended April 2009. Post-doc in Germany.

Maud Perrier 'Doing/Narrating Motherhood: The Gendered and Classed Moralities of Older and Younger Mothers', successfully defended May 2009. Lecturer in Sociology at Bristol.

Mona Adhikari, Trade Liberalisation and Women's Empowerment in Nepal's Tourism Sector, successfully defended January 2013, International Consultant, Geneva

Evelyn Aguiree-Sulem, Transnational Migration in Mexican Indigenous Communities: An Analysis of Gender and Empowerment, successfully defended October 2013, post-doc Universidad de Oaxaca

Nazia Hussein 'Boundaries of Respectability: New Women of Bangladesh', successfully defended August 2015. Teaching Fellow, LSE

In April 1994 I attended a three-day ESRC Workshop on Effective Supervision.

 

d) MA Research Supervision

Supervision of 60+ MA dissertations to successful completion.
 
 
e) External Examining
 
October 2011-September 2014 External Examiner for various MA programmes in Sociology and Social Sciences, University of Hull
January 2015 External Examiner PhD Thesis, University of Hull, Monsurat Mojirayo Afolabi, 'Commercialization of Agriculture in Nigeria: A Gender Analysis of Cash Crop Production in Yekemi, Osun State'
 
April 2010 External Examiner PhD Thesis (resubmission), University of Leicester, Enjee Jamal Hariri, 'Reproductive Decisions: Fertility Patterns, Gender Processes and Social Networks in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia'
 
December 2008 External Examiner PhD Thesis, University of Leicester, Enjee Jamal Hariri, 'Reproductive Decisions: Fertility Patterns, Gender Processes and Social Networks in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia'

September 2008 External Examiner PhD Thesis, University of Cardiff, Kirsty Goldman, 'The Dynamics of Consumer Behaviour in Fair Trade Markets'

March 2007 Internal Examiner PhD Thesis, University of Warwick, Theo Cacchioni, 'The Medicalisation of Women's Sexual Problems'

March 2003 External Examiner M.Phil Thesis, The University of the West Indies, Natasha Mortley, ‘A Study on Gender Relations and the Migration Decisions of St. Lucian Women’

January 2001 Internal Examiner PhD Thesis, University of Warwick, Lisa Smyth, ‘Abortion Politics and National Identity: The X Case, Irishness and the Nation-State’

September 1999 External Examiner M.Phil Thesis, University College Worcester (through University of Coventry), Maria Clarke, ‘Beyond ‘good/bad mothering’: Understanding the abortion decisions of British women through the development of a third world feminist standpoint’

May 1998 External Examiner PhD Thesis, University of Manchester, Rachel J. Slater, ‘Putting Down Roots: African Women’s Lives and Livelihoods in the Townships of Cape Town, South Africa’

March 1998 External Examiner PhD Thesis, University of Manchester, Rose Leonard Shayo, ‘Gender, Employment and Structural Adjustment in Urban Tanzania: The Case of the Public Sector Retrenchment Programme: 1992-1995’

November 1994 External Examiner MA Thesis for University of Durham, Ms S. Cave. ‘Mobilising Women: Social Change and Political Organisation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 1967-1990’

 

4. ADMINISTRATION

 

a) Administration in 2015/16 Session

Convenor of MA Gender and International Development, 2006-

Undergraduate First Year Exam Secretary

Member of Senate's Investigating Committee into Suspected Cheating, 2010-

 

b) Administration in previous Sessions

Director of Teaching and Learning, 2010-13

Director of Undergraduates Studies, 2005-2010

Senior Tutor, 2005-2007

Chair, Undergraduate Appeals Committee Panel for the Board of Faculty of Social Studies

 
 
c) Other Administration at Warwick
 

Training for Sessional Teachers

Convenor of Undergraduate Dissertations

First-year Exam Secretary

Convenor of MA Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

Director of Research Students (admissions, monitoring progress, research training, research studentship applications to ESRC, ORS, WGA etc.)Handbooks and publicity, including web site

Representative on GFSS

Postgraduate Exam Secretary

Organising and chairing Centre seminar programme

Convenor of modules for 2+2 and part-time degree students

Undergraduate admissions tutor

Convenor of Research Forum

Member of Review Panel of Undergraduate Courses in the Department of Economics

 

d) Administrative Experience at the University of Hull

Implementation of a new joint degree programme in Gender Studies at undergraduate level: admissions; budget-holding; supervision of secretarial staff; co-ordination of teaching quality; examinations officer; compilation of external publicity; timetabling; Secretary to Board of Studies; library ordering; production of student handbooks.