Charlotte is a social psychologist, interested in subcultures, feminities and identities. Broader areas of interest are:
- formation and construction of identities
- constructions of alternative identities
- representations of body modification
Charlotte is a Graduate Teaching Assistant, teaching at undergraduate level.
Charlotte is currently working through her PhD, considering femininities and identities with regards to tattooed women in the UK. Her research is intersectionally informed phenomenology. The research explores issues such as:
- the pathologization of women with tattoos
- the impact of employment
- how tattoos are used as a method of expression and communication
Previous research by Charlotte has also looked into risk taking behaviours in adolescence, and also women’s conformity and resistance.
- Dann, C. and Callaghan, J. (2017) Embodiment and excess: constructions of tattooed mothers in the UK. Psychology of Women's Review. 1466-3724. (Accepted)
- Dann, C., Callaghan, J. and Prokopiou, E. (2017) Negotiating feminine positionings as a tattooed woman. Paper presented to: British Psychological Society East Midlands Branch Conference 2017, University of Derby, 13 September 2017.
- Dann, C. and Smith, L.-A. (2017) ‘Policing’ the female body: understanding how constructions of femininity are regulated via social practices. Paper presented to: British Psychological Society (BPS) Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference 2017, Windsor, Berkshire, 12-14 July 2017.
- Dann, C., Callaghan, J. and Fellin, L. (2016) Tattooed female bodies: considerations from the literature. Psychology of Women Section Review. 18(1), pp. 43-51. 1466-3724.
- Dann, C. (2015) ‘Flowers are more of a feminine thing than say, a skull’: constructions and representations of women’s tattooed bodies. Paper presented to: Roles: A Gender and Sexuality Forum 5th Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, 21 May 2015. (Unpublished)
- Dann, C. (2015) ‘I never want to go back to being that person’ – tattoos as embodiment of strength and identities in the aftermath of abuse. Paper presented to: Violence: Children, Family & Society Conference 2015, The University of Northampton, 24-26 June 2015. (Unpublished)
- Dann, C. and Ward, L. (2014) 'Alternative' methods of coping: tattooing and humour as non-traditional methods of emotional expression. Paper presented to: Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Conference 2014, The University of Northampton, 02-04 July 2014. (Unpublished)
- Dann, C., Callaghan, J. and Fellin, L. (2014) The adorned feminine body: a qualitative exploration of media representations of tattooed women in the UK. Poster presented to: British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section (POWS) Annual Conference 2014, Windsor, England, 09-11 July 2014. (Unpublished)
- Callaghan, J. and Dann, C. (2010) Conforming and resisting: femininities, embodiment and fashion. Invited Keynote presented to: Centre for Children and Youth Seminar Series, The University of Northampton, Northampton, England, 14 October 2010. (Unpublished)