Staff Profile


Dr Julia Carter

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Psychology Politics and Sociology

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 922932

Profile summary

I work within the field of Sociology and have previously worked at the University of Bradford as a Research Fellow and the University of York as a Teaching Assistant. My research interests include families and relationships, gender, femininities, weddings and research methods. 

Research and knowledge exchange

I have previously received funding from the ESRC for my PhD project into young women's relationships, marriage and wedding aspirations.

I have also worked on an ESRC funded project based at the University of Bradford and Birkbeck College investigating living apart together (LAT) relationships.

Teaching and subject expertise

I am a fellow of the HEA.

Publications and research outputs

Carter, J. and Duncan, S. (2018) Reinventing Couples: Tradition, Agency and Bricolage. Palgrave Macmillan.

Carter, J. (2017) ‘Why Marry? The role of tradition in women’s marital aspirations’, Sociological Research Online 22 (1).

Carter, J. and Duncan, S. (2017) ‘Wedding Paradoxes: individualised conformity of the 'perfect day'’, The Sociological Review 65 (1): 3-20.

Stoilova, M., Roseneil, S., Carter, J., Duncan, S. and Phillips, M. (2017) ‘Constructions, reconstructions and deconstructions of ‘family’ amongst people who live apart together (LATs)’, British Journal of Sociology 68 (1): 78-96.

Carter, J., Duncan, S., Stoilova, M. and Phillips, M. (2016) ‘Sex, love and security: Accounts of distance and commitment in LAT relationships’, Sociology 50 (3): 576-593.

Duncan, S., Phillips, M., Carter, J., Roseneil, S. and Stoilova, M. (2014) ‘Practices and perceptions of living apart together’, Journal of Family Science 5 (1): 1-10.

Duncan, S., Carter, J., Phillips, M., Roseneil, S. and Stoilova, M. (2013) ‘Why do people live apart together?’, Families, Relationships and Societies, 2 (3): 323-338.

Carter, J. (2013) The curious absence of love stories in women's talk. The Sociological Review 61 (4): 728-744.

Carter, J. (2012) What is commitment? Women's accounts of intimate attachment. Families, Relationships and Societies, 1 (2): 137-153.

Duncan, S., Carter, J., Phillips, M., Roseneil, S. and Stoilova, M. (2012) Legal rights for people who 'live apart together'? Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 34 (4): 443-458.


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