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Dr Patricia Hamilton


Lecturer in Sociology, University of York, United Kingdom



Patricia Hamilton is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of York. Drawing on parenting culture studies and black feminist theory, her work examines reproduction and parenting from the perspective of black families and other marginalised groups. Her book Black Mothers and Attachment Parenting was published in 2020. Her most recent project is an intersectional feminist analysis of parenting leave policies in the UK since the 1970s, exploring black parents’ experiences of maternity, paternity and Shared Parental Leave.



Black Mothers and Attachment Parenting: A Black Feminist Analysis of Intensive Mothering in Britain and Canada (2020)


Parenting, motherhood, black feminist theory, reproduction, parenting leave policies, attachment parenting, breastfeeding, feminist methodologies
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