Julia’s substantive research has focussed on the family lives of parents, children and young people in Britain and Europe, working families and food, and intergenerational relations. She is an academician of the Academy of Social Science in the UK and has a particular interest in methodology including mixed methods, biographical and narrative approaches and comparative research. Co-founder of The International Journal of Social Research Methodology, she co-edited the journal for 17 years with Rosalind Edwards and she is an Associate editor of The Journal of Mixed Methods. An early exponent of MMR, in 1992 she edited Mixing Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Research (London: Gower). She has written many journal articles and contributions to methodological texts. Recent books include: The Handbook of Social Research Methods (Sage 2010) Work, Family and Organisations in Transition: A European Perspective (Policy 2009), Transitions to Parenthood in Europe: A comparative life course perspective (Policy 2012); Generation, fatherhood and migration (Palgrave 2015).
A recognised authority on gender, work, and family issues, Kathleen is the author, most recently, of The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work, and Family, an award-winning study of how new generations of American women and men have experienced growing up amid changing gender and family patterns and how they are responding to new work-family conflicts. Her other books include Hard Choices: How Women Decide About Work, Career, and Motherhood, No Man’s Land: Men’s Changing Commitments to Family and Work, and The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality (with Jerry A. Jacobs). She is currently at work on a study of the changing patterns of work and care among a broad cross-section of US women and men, with an eye to explaining how today’s adults are navigating the increasingly uncertain occupational and family waters wrought by the new economy. In the public arena, she regularly contributes to popular media outlets such as The New York Times, PBS, CNN, and National Public Radio; is a founding board member of the Work-Family Researchers Network, an international forum for addressing work, family, and gender concerns: and is the Co-President Elect of Sociologists for Women in Society. She recently received the Jessie Bernard Award, given by the American Sociological Association in recognition of scholarly work that has enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the role of women in society, and the Distinguished Merit Award, given by the Eastern Sociology Society.
Lynn is one of the founding co-directors of CRFR. An associate editor of Families, Relationships and Societies and co-editor of the Palgrave series on Families and Intimate Life.
Her main research interests include: Intimacy; historical and cultural shifts in practices of intimacy; globalisation and personal life; relationships, the environment and sustainable life-styles; families, households, inter-generational relationships; personal life across the life-course; identity issues; European identity; social change; methods of social research; Scottish oral history; sexuality; sexual offences and gender violence; relationships and ‘othering’.
Chang Kyung-Sup has taught in Department of Sociology, Seoul National University, South Korea since 1991. His recent research interests include: family, life-course, political economy, relationships (East Asia), comparative citizenship and social policy (“developmental citizenship”, “developmental liberalism”), comparative modernity (“compressed modernity”), post-socialism (East Asia), etc. He recently authored South Korea under Compressed Modernity: Familial Political Economy in Transition (Routledge, 2010) and edited Contested Citizenship in East Asia: Developmental Politics, National Unity, and Globalization (with Bryan S. Turner, Routledge, 2012), Developmental Politics in Transition: The Neoliberal Era and Beyond (with Ben Fine and Linda Weiss, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and South Korea in Transition: Politics and Culture of Citizenship (Routledge, 2014). He is currently preparing Developmental Politics in South Korea: From Developmental Liberalism to Neoliberalism (for Palgrave Macmillan) and coediting Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory (with Bryan S. Turner, et al).
David taught in the Sociology department at The University of Manchester for almost 35 years. Since retiring he holds an Emeritus Professorship at Manchester together with visiting Professorships at Keele University and NTNU, Trondheim.
His main interests have been family sociology (with a particular emphasis on family theory), gender and especially men and masculinities and auto/biographical studies.
Peter’s interests include early childhood education and care; the workforce in children’s services; the relationship between care, gender and employment; the relationship between early childhood and compulsory education; social pedagogy; and democracy in children’s services. He coordinates an international network on leave and related work/life policies. Recent books include: Transformative Change and Real Utopias in Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood and Compulsory Education: Reconceptualising the Relationship; and Radical Education and the Common School: A Democratic Alternative (with Michael Fielding), which won first prize in 2012 in the annual book award of the Society for Educational Studies.