Laws, Sophie 1957–

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Laws, Sophie 1957–

PERSONAL: Born August 18, 1957, in London, England. Education: York University, B.Soc.Sci.; University of Warwick, Ph.D., 1986.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. Freelance research consultant, 1998–. London South Bank University, London, England, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Social Science Research Centre, honorary visiting fellow; London Metropolitan University, London, Department of Applied Social Sciences, honorary research fellow; De Montfort University, Leicester, England, Children and Families Research Unit, associate; National Children's Bureau, London, research associate; International Journal of Social Research Methodology, reviews editor, 1998–2001. Also worked for Save the Children, College of Health, and various health service organizations.

AWARDS, HONORS: Distinguished publication award, U.S. Association for Women in Psychology, 1984, for 1983 Women's Studies International Forum article.


(With Valerie Hey and Andrea Eagan) Seeing Red: The Politics of Premenstrual Tension, Hutchinson (London, England), 1985.

Issues of Blood: The Politics of Menstruation, Macmillan (Houndsmills, Basingstoke, England), 1990.

(With Caroline Harper and Rachel Marcus) Research for Development: A Practical Guide, Sage (Thousand Oaks, CA), 2003.

Contributor of articles to periodicals, including Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Women's Studies International Forum, and Mental Health Care. Contributor to books, including The Sexual Politics of Reproduction, edited by Hilary Homans, Gower (Brookfield, VT), 1985; Sex, Sensibility, and the Gendered Body, edited by Janet Holland and Lisa Adkins, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1996; Kinship Care: The Placement Choice for Children and Young People, edited by Bob Broad, Russell House Publishing (Dorset, England), 2001; and Gender: A Sociological Reader, edited by Stevi Jackson and Sue Scott, Routledge (New York, NY), 2001. Also author of reports published by Save the Children and National Children's Bureau.



Journal of Development Studies, February, 2004, Barry Riddell, review of Research for Development: A Practical Guide, p. 185.


Sophie Laws Home Page, (June 25, 2003).

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