Faircloth, Christopher A. 1966–

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Faircloth, Christopher A. 1966–

(Christopher Alan Faircloth)

PERSONAL: Born June 4, 1966, in Tallahassee, FL; son of Charles and Levita Faircloth. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Earned Ph.D. Politics: Democrat.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, AltaMira Press, 1630 N. Main St., Ste. 367, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.

CAREER: Writer. Boston University, Boston, MA, research fellow at Gerontology Center; University of Florida, Gainesville, assistant professor of occupational therapy; Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center, Gainesville, researcher.

MEMBER: American Sociological Association, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Gerontological Society of America.


Aging Bodies, AltaMira Press (Walnut Creek, CA), 2003.

(With Dana Rosenfeld) Medicalized Masculinities, Temple University Press (Philadelphia, PA), in press.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on everyday experiences of stroke recovery, illness, and the body.

SIDELIGHTS: Christopher A. Faircloth told CA: "Many people have asked why I became a sociologist, of all things. My interest in and choice to study the sociology of chronic illness was embedded in the impact that epilepsy had on both my mother and me. Diagnosed at the age of twenty-one, the mental and physical impact on me since then has been significant. My primary way of coping has been my own research and writing on the experiences of chronic illness from a sociological perspective and increasing interest in the relationship between chronic illness and the body.

"If you are looking for me now, you can find me at work or fishing for catfish in a small north central Florida lake."

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