Elaine Bauer is an anthropologist whose PhD on “Mixed Afro-Caribbean and White British Extended Families in London: 1950-2003”, and her joint research with Paul Thompson on Jamaican Transnational Families were supported from 2001-2004 with a Fellowship from the Young Foundation (formerly The Institute of Community Studies). Elaine is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences – Family and Social Capital Research Group in the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research at London South Bank University. Her research interests include international migration and communication, transnationalism, race and ethnic relations, family structures and relationships and household organization. Central to all her work 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. Elaine’s publications include Jamaican Hands Across the Atlantic: Transnational Families (2006, with Paul Thompson), Ian Randle Publishers, and The Creolization of London Kinship: Mixed African-Caribbean and white British Extended Families (2010), Amsterdam University Press. She is also author to numerous journal articles and book chapters.
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