Dr Elaine Bauer

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Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Elaine Bauer is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Law and Social Sciences - Family and Social Capital Research Group in the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University.

Her background is in Social Anthropology and her researches have covered a wide variety of themes including international migration and communication, language brokering, transnationalism, race and ethnic relations, family structures and relationships and household organisation. Central to all her researches is her concern with understanding diversity, resilience and the role of history (including oral histories) in understanding cultural and social transformations, and the construction of identities over time and across contexts.

Most recent publications

Bauer, E 1) “Negotiating Mixed Identities: Generations of mixed African Caribbean and white Londoners”.. In: The Loving Day conference on “Power, Intimacy and the State: Mixed Families in Europe and Beyond”,, 12 June 2017 - 13 June 2017, University of Amsterdam and Maastricht University, NL..

Bauer, E Language brokering: mediated manipulations, and the agency of the interpreter/translator. In: Non-professional Interpreting and Translation: State of the art and future of an emerging field of research. John Benjamins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ISBN 9789027258755 DOI 10.1075/btl.129.18bau

Bauer, E Racialized citizenship, respectability and mothering among Caribbean mothers in Britain. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 41. 151-169. DOI 10.1080/01419870.2017.1317826

Bauer, E Negotiating Mixed Identities: Generations of mixed African Caribbean and white Londoners. In: Goldsmith’s, University of London Anthropology Dep’t Spring summer Seminar series “The Politics of Embodiment”, 01 March 2017 - 01 March 2017, Goldsmith's, University of London, UK.

Bauer, E Language brokering, mediated manipulations, and the role of the interpreter/translator. In: University of Strasbourg Winterschool « Biographical evaluation of language policies by migrants in Europe, 21 November 2016 - 26 November 2016, University of Strasbourg, France.

Bauer, E Parenting cultures: change and transmission between generations of African-Caribbean and white British mixed families in London. In: International conference on “Parenting and Personhood: Cross--cultural perspectives on expertise, family life and risk management”, 22 June 2016 - 24 June 2016, University of Kent, UK, Centre for Parenting Culture.

Phoenix, A and Brannen, J and Elliot, H and Smithson, J and Morris, P and Smart, C and Barlow, A and Bauer, E Group Analysis in Practice: Narrative Approaches. Forum: Qualitative Social Research / Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, 17.

Bauer, E Practising kinship care: Children as language brokers in migrant families. Childhood, 23. 22 - 36. DOI 10.1177/0907568215574917

Bauer, E Creolized family patterns among divorced mixed couples: Caribbean and White British families in London. In: New Research Challenges on Intermarriage and Mixedness in Europe and Beyond,, 12 November 2015 - 13 November 2015, University Paris Sorbonne, Paris, France.

Bauer, E Education, work and home ownership as markers of being a good citizen: Caribbean mothers practice citizenship at local and transnational levels. In: International conference: Migrant mothers caring for the future: creative interventions in making new citizens, 18 September 2014 - 19 September 2014, London south Bank University, London, UK.

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