Miss Carli Rowell

Post:Lecturer in Sociology (Sociology)

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UK:01273 678943
International:+44 1273 678943
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Dr Carli Rowell joined the department in September 2019. Prior to Sussex she worked at the University of Glasgow (Research Fellow 18-19), the University of Sussex (Teaching Fellow 17-18) and at the University of Warwick (Doctoral Researcher and Associate Tutor 13-17). Carli is a sociologist, feminist and ethnographer and much of her work grapples with issues pertaining to contemporary social, spatial and geopolitical (im)mobilities particularly in relation to educational (in)equalities on a global, national and local level. She has over half a decade of experience of designing and delivering sociological modules and has taught at all levels of UKHE. She has conducted research, taught and have been a visiting scholar in both the Southern (Rwanda 2019; South Africa 2017; Tanzania 2016; India 2015; and Ghana 2013) and Northern (America 2017; Canada 2015; and China 2014) hemisphere.

Carli's ESRC PhD was entitled “Pleasure, Pains and Possibilities: An Ethnography of Working-Class Students at an Elite University”, she was examined in November 2018 by Dr Maria do Mar and Professor Diane Reay and graduated in summer 2019. Carli was recently awarded the SRHE Newer Researcher Award for the project “No words, just two letters ‘Dr’”: Working-class early career researcher’s reflections on the transition to and through a social-sciences PhD and into academia. This SRHE funded study will explore working-class, ECRs lived experiences of moving through doctoral study into the academic workforce. It will make visible the successes, hurdles and ambivalences of this precarious and often invisible group of academics.

Passionate about inclusion within academia Carli currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (UK & Ireland) and as a co-convenor of the British Sociological Associations Early Career Forum.