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Professor Tracey Feltham-King

Dr Tracey Feltham-King

Associate Professor

BA (UNISA), BA (Hons) (UFH), MA (UFH), PgDip HET (UFH), PhD (Rhodes)

E-Mail: t.feltham-king@ru.ac.za

Telephone: +27 (0)46 603-7377

Current Teaching Areas

Social Psychology (2nd year)

Critical Health Psychology (Honours elective)

Research Interests

The research I conducted for my PhD research focused on antenatal health services for pregnant teen women. The dissertation titled “Risk and responsibility: the management of the teenaged pregnant woman within the antenatal healthcare nexus” utilised a Foucauldian ethnographic analysis. I was  awarded the WMIER Doctoral Award by the Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Association (CEAD) in November 2016 for this work. Currently my research interests are focused on the many ways in which a diverse range of stigmatized individuals and groups are denied full access to reproductive and sexual justice in South Africa.


Marx, J., & Feltham-King, T. (2006). Space-off: A critical commentary on the special focus section ‘Racial isolation and interaction in everyday life’. South African Journal of Psychology, 36(3), 453-457.

Macleod, C. I., & Feltham-King, T. (2012). Representations of the subject ‘woman’ and the politics of abortion: an analysis of South African newspaper articles from 1978 to 2005. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 14(7), 737-752.

Feltham-King, T., & Macleod, C. (2015). Gender, abortion and substantive representation in the South African newsprint media. Women's Studies International Forum, 51, pp. 10-18.

Feltham-King, T., & Macleod, C. (2016). How content analysis may complement and extend the insights of discourse analysis: An example of research on constructions of abortion in South African newspapers 1978–2005. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 15(1), pp.1-9, 1609406915624575.

Feltham-King, T., Bomela, Y. & Macleod, C.I. (2018) Contesting the nature of young pregnant and mothering women: Critical healthcare nexus research, ethics committees, and healthcare institutions. In C.I. Macleod, J. Marx, p. Mnyaka & G. Treharne (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Ethics in Critical Research (pp. 63-79). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Macleod, C.I. & Feltham-King, T. (2019). Young pregnant women and public health: Introducing a critical reparative justice/care approach using South African case studies. Critical Public Health, pp.1-11. DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2019.1573313

Macleod, C. I., & Feltham-King, T. (2019). Adolescent Pregnancy: Social problem, public health concern, or neither? In J. Ussher, C. Chrisler & J. Perz (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health (pp. 253-265). Oxford: Routledge.

Feltham-King, T., & Macleod, C. (2020). Multi-layered risk management in under-resourced antenatal clinics: a scientific-bureaucratic approach versus street-level bureaucracy. Health, Risk & Society, 22(1), pp. 31-52. DOI: 10.1080/13698575.2019.1697432

Macleod, C., Feltham-King, T., Mavuso, M. J., & Morison, T. (2020). ‘Failed’ mothers, ‘failed’ womxn: Demarcating normative mothering. In C. Zufferey & F. Buchanan (Eds.), Intersections of mothering: Feminist accounts (pp. 30-43). New York: Routledge.

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