Martina Klett-Davies is a Course Tutor in the Sociology Department and the course convenor of the ‘Gender and Society’ course. Martina also teaches on the ‘Personal Life, Intimacy and the Family’ course and is the lecturer on the ‘Gender and Geography’ course at the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE.
Martina is the 2017 winner of the Class Teacher Award in the Department of Sociology and has been highly commended in the category of Feedback and Communication for the Student-Led Teaching Excellence Awards 2017. She obtained her PhD from the LSE in 2002 on the topic of lone motherhood and late modernity and has since worked as a guest lecturer and researcher at the LSE, the Family and Parenting Institute (FPI) and The Open University.
Martina’s principal research interest concerns gender and social inequalities, particularly within the context of family lives and relationships. Her two most recent research projects explored the meanings and experiences of long-term couple relationships and the positioning of single parenthood in Britain.
In 2017, she has co-authored a report on early adolescent girls in urban slums of the Global South that explores the intersections between puberty, poverty and gender inequality. Currently, Martina is researching how lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender people from different socio-economic backgrounds experience homo- and transphobia in six small and medium sized cities across Europe.
Klett-Davies M. (to be published in 2019) ‘What does culture have to do with it? LGBT experiences and fear of homophobia, Droit et Culture
Chant S.; Klett-Davies M. & J. Ramalho (2017) Young Female Adolescents in Urban Areas of the Global South, The Challenges of Slums and Potential Solutions – Programme Overviews, Overseas Development Institute,
Chant S.; Klett-Davies M. & J. Ramalho (2017) Young Female Adolescents in Urban Areas of the Global South, The Challenges of Slums and Potential Solutions - Rapid Evidence Review, Overseas Development Institute, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15036.54408
Klett-Davies M. (2016) Unter Druck? Alleinerziehende im Vereinigten Koenigreich, report commissioned by Bertelsmann Stiftung, 48 pages, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3983.0004
Klett-Davies M. (2016) Under Pressure? Single parents in the UK, report commissioned by Bertelsmann Stiftung, 138 pages, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3706.0722
Klett-Davies M. (2016) Under Pressure? Single parents in the UK, executive summary, report commissioned by Bertelsmann Stiftung, 31 pages
Gabb J., Klett-Davies M., Fink J. & Thomae, M. (2014) Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st Century, Survey Findings Report, The Open University, Milton Keynes, ISBN 9781780079516, 96 pages, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4033.7523
Hunt S., Virgo S., Klett-Davies M., Page A. & Apps J. (2011) Provider Influence on the Home Learning Environment (Part 1 & Part 2), Family & Parenting Institute, London, ISBN 9781847759580 (Part 1), 73 pages and ISBN 9781847759597 (Part 2), 87 pages
Klett-Davies M., Skaliotis E. & Wollny I. (2008) Mapping and Analysis of Parenting Services in England, Family & Parenting Institute, London, ISBN 9781903615737, 120 pages
Thomas H. & Klett-Davies M. (1995) Equal Pay for Equal Parts: A Survey of (Men and Women) Actors in the Theatre and the electronic Media, Goldsmiths' College, University of London, ISBN 9780901542847, 66 pages