"BSc University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, MA University of Melbourne, PhD University of Melbourne, Grad Cert University Teaching, University of Melbourne"
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Discipline : Sociology
UTAS Web Access Research Portal (WARP) - lists Meredith's funded projects, graduate research supervision and publication information.
Meredith’s research engages with feminist sociology of the body and how it contributes to understandings of women’s reproductive health. Her research projects over the last seven years have primarily focussed on pregnancy embodiment, body image and moral panics around maternal ‘fatness’ and ‘obesity’. She is currently working on two projects that examine pre-existing and participant-produced digital photographs of pregnancy with a view to understanding how dominant codes for visualising pregnancy have operated in Australian society over time. Meredith is the author of Making ‘Postmodern’ Mothers: Pregnant Embodiment, Baby Bumps and Body Image (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Her forthcoming edited book, Reframing Reproduction: Conceiving Gendered Experiences in Late Modernity will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014.
You can follow Meredith’s work on Twitter: @babybumpproject and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheBabyBumpProject
pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood, body image, feminism, embodiment, fat studies, obesity, visual culture
Authorised by the Interim Head of School, Social Sciences
5 February, 2013