Katherine Twamley


Dr. Katherine Twamley is Associate Professor of Sociology at the UCL Social Research Institute. Her research interests are around gender, love and intimacy, feminist practice, and family, with a geographical focus on India and the UK. Her work delves into micro-couple interactions through in-depth ethnographic and mixed methods research. She recently completed a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship examining the intersections of love and gender equality amongst first-time parents in the UK. She is author of Love, Marriage and Intimacy Among Gujarati Indians: A Suitable Match (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), which was shortlisted for the BSA Philip Abrams memorial prize, and co-editor of Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes? (2018, UCL Press), as well as multiple other journal articles and book chapters.

Most relevant activities

  • Twamley, Katherine, Doucet, A., and Schmidt, E. (2021) Relationality in family and intimate practices. In: Special Issue of Families, Relationships and Societies
  • Twamley, Katherine (2019) “Cold intimacies” in parents’ negotiations of work-family practices and parental leave? In: The Sociological Review 67(5), 1137-1153
  • Twamley, Katherine and Sidharth, J. (2019) Negotiating respectability: comparing the experiences of poor and middle class young urban women. In: India Modern Asian Studies 53(5)
  • Twamley, Katherine (2014) Love, marriage and intimacy among Gujarati Indians: A Suitable Match. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Shortlisted for the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Award
  • Twamley, Katherine (2012) Gender relations among Indian couples in the UK and India: Ideals of equality and realities of inequality. In: Sociological Research Online 17(4)

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