Professor Bowlby is based at the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading.
Sophie is a longstanding member of both the RGS/IBG Women and Geography Study Group and the Social and Cultural Study Group.
Sophie has a strong connection to Loughborough, and the Children, Youth and Family Research Cluster, having worked with Dr Louise Holt on an ESRC funded project on 'Children's embodied social capital and (dis)ability: connecting micro- and macro- scales of exclusion/inclusion'.
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
- Lea, J., Holt, L. and Bowlby, S., (2016) Behaviourally, emotionally and socially ‘problematic’students. Emotional States: Sites and spaces of affective governance.
- Evans, R., Ribbens McCarthy, J., Kébé, F., Bowlby, S. and Wouango, J. (2016) Interpreting 'grief' in Senegal: language, emotions and cross-cultural translation in a francophone African context. Mortality, in press
- Evans, R., Ribbens McCarthy, J., Bowlby, S., Wouango, J. and Kébé, F. (2016) Producing emotionally sensed knowledge? Reflexivity and emotions in researching responses to death. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, in press.
- Lea, J., Bowlby, S. and Holt, L. (2015) Reconstituting Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties? The Use of Restorative Approaches to Justice in Schools. In Children’s Emotions in Policy and Practice (pp. 242-258). Palgrave Macmillan UK.
- Bowlby, S., Lea, J. and Holt, L., (2014) Learning how to behave in school: A study of the experiences of children and young people with socio-emotional differences. In Informal education, childhood and youth (pp. 124-139). Palgrave Macmillan UK.
- 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, 33-41.