Dr Julia Carter

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About me

Julia Carter is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at the University of the West of England. Her research interests include marriage and relationships, families and personal life, and gender and sexuality. She is particularly interested in intimate relationships and the roles these play in an ever-changing social context. Previous publications have focused on marriage and narratives of love, sexuality and commitment; and living apart together relationships, policy and social change. Her wider interests include gender and popular culture and more recently Julia has completed research and published work on the topic of weddings: practices, experiences and (gendered) norms.

Area of expertise

Sociology of the family; Intimacy and romantic relationships; Gender and heterosexuality; Weddings and tradition


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