Staff Profile:Dr Sophie Bowlby
- Areas of Interest:
My research interests are in feminist social and economic geography of urban areas and cross the divide between 'social' and 'economic' geography. I have a particular interest in the relationships between home and paid work. Specific topics areas are:
- access and mobility;
- retailing and shopping;
- racialised gendering and employment
- caring obligations and employment
- Geographies of Children, Youth and Families
- friendship, mobilities and social inclusion.
- Research groups / Centres:
Sophie is a longstanding member of both the RGS/IBG Women and Geography Study Group and the Social and Cultural Study Group. She is has just finished working on an ESRC funded project on 'Children's embodied social capital and (dis)ability: connecting micro- and macro- scales of exclusion/inclusion' with Dr Louise Holt (Loughborough University) and Dr Jennifer Lea (Exeter University).
Sophie is a Director and Chairperson of ReadiBus, a bus service in Reading for people who cannot use ordinary buses.
Sophie has been awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship for research on 'Changing spaces of support: friendship practices among women in their fifties' (£16,046) from February 2013 to February 2014.
YNumber of items: 12.
- Evans, R., Ribbens McCarthy, J., Bowlby, S., Wouango, J. and Kebe, F., (2016) Evans, R., Ribbens McCarthy, J., Bowlby, S., Wouango, J. and Kébé, F. (2016) Responses to Death, Care and Family Relations in Urban Senegal, Research Report 1, Human Geography Research Cluster, University of Reading. Human Geography Research Cluster Research Report. 1. Other. University of Reading, Reading.
- Holt, L., Bowlby, S. and Lea, J. (2013) Emotions and the habitus: Young people with socio-emotional differences (re)producing social, emotional and cultural capital in family and leisure space-times. Emotions, Space and Society, 9. pp. 33-41. ISSN 1755-4586 doi: 10.1016/j.emospa.2013.02.002
- Bowlby, S. and Lloyd-Evans, S. (2011) Between state and market: the non-profit workforce in a changing local environment. Social Policy and Society, 10 (3). pp. 417-427. ISSN 1475-3073 doi: 10.1017/S1474746411000133
- Bowlby, S. (2011) Friendship, co-presence and care: neglected spaces. Social and Cultural Geography, 12 (6). pp. 605-622. ISSN 1470-1197 doi: 10.1080/14649365.2011.601264
- Bowlby, S. R., McKie, L., Gregory, S. and MacPherson, I. (2010) Interdependency and care over the lifecourse. Routledge, Oxford, pp200. ISBN 9780415434676
- Bowlby, S. R. and Tivers, J. (2009) Feminist geography, prehistory of. In: Kitchen, R. and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier, pp. 59-63. ISBN 9780080449104 doi: DOI:10.1016/B978-008044910-4.00396-5
- Bowlby, S. and Lloyd-Evans, S. (2009) You seem very westernized to me: place, identity and othering of Muslim workers in the UK labour market. In: Hopkins, P. and Gale, R. (eds.) Muslims in Britain: race, place and identities. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748625871
- Raco, M., Henderson, S. and Bowlby, S. (2007) Delivering brownfield regeneration: sustainable community-building in London and Manchester. In: Dixon, T., Raco, M., Catney, P. and Lerner, D. (eds.) Sustainable Brownfield Regeneration: livable places from problem spaces. Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 35-66. ISBN 978-1-4051-4403-2
- Henderson, S., Bowlby, S. and Raco, M. (2007) Refashioning local government and inner-city regeneration: The Salford experience. Urban Studies, 44 (8). pp. 1441-1463. ISSN 0042-0980 doi: 10.1080/00420980701373495
- Roche, C., Doyle, L. and Bowlby, S. (2004) Reflections of geography and gender, then and now. In: Group, W. A. G. S. (ed.) Geography and Gender Reconsidered. RGS/IBG, London, pp. 49-58.
- McKie, L., Bowlby, S. and Gregory, S. (2004) Starting well: Gender, care and health in the family context. Sociology-the Journal of the British Sociological Association, 38 (3). pp. 593-611. ISSN 0038-0385 doi: 10.1177/0038038504043220
- Bowlby, S., Lloyd-Evans, S. and Roche, C. (2004) Youth employment, racialised gendering and school-work transitions. In: Parkinson, M. and Boddy, M. (eds.) City Matters. Policy Press, Bristol.
- BA (Cambridge); MSc PhD (Northwestern); AcSS (Human Geography