Charlotte Jones

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Charlotte Jones

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, University of Exeter

Between 2015-2018, Charlotte was Research Fellow on Around the Toilet, a series of AHRC-funded projects creatively exploring the accessibility and culture of toilets, particularly for queer, trans and disabled people. She is now a member of the research team for Beers, Burgers + Bleach, a follow-on project exploring hygiene, toilets, and hospitality in the time of COVID-19. Charlotte also leads Reprofutures, a collaborative project about variations in sex characteristics, intersex and reproduction.





Twitter: @charlotte_sheff / @cctoilettalk



Around the Toilet website and blog:

Around the Toilet (2015 – 2018) project report:

The Toilet Design Toolkit (for educators, academics, students, architects and designers):

Digital Toilet Toolkit (for planners and architects):

The Toilet. animated film:

Lift the Lid toilet zine:

School toilets comics:

Beers, Burgers + Bleach: Hygiene, toilets, and hospitality in the time of COVID-19:

Recent publications (please get in touch if you don’t have free access):

Jones, C. and Slater, J. (2020) The toilet debate: Stalling trans possibilities and defending ‘women’s protected spaces’, The Sociological Review, 68(4), pp.834-851.

Jones, C., Slater, J., Cleasby, S., Kemp, G., Lisney, E. Rennie, S. (2020) ‘Pissed Off! Disability activists fighting for toilet access in the UK’, Eds. M. Berghs, T. Chataika, Y. El-Lahib, K. Dube, in The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism, Routledge, pp. 219–231.

Slater, J., Jones, C. and Procter, L. (2019) Troubling school toilets: resisting discourses of ‘development’ through a critical disability studies and critical psychology lens, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 40(3), pp.412-423.

Slater, J., Jones, C. and Procter, L. (2018) School toilets: queer, disabled bodies and gendered lessons of embodiment, Gender and Education, 30(8), pp.951-965.

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