The Surprising Ways in Which Time Matters for Your Health
Dr Bó uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to study how time matters for health. Her work shows that dissimilar groups of people living in different locations and circumstances experience time very differently, with differing well-being consequences. Socioeconomic circumstances even shape how children’s time is managed, both in their families and in schools. By the end of her talk, you will learn that time is more than just a resource to be tracked. We make time, but at the same time, time also makes us who we are. In other words, we live in time while making time together. This makes time a jointly co-constructed social and individual experience. This means that not having enough time is contagious. This matters because when we catch time poverty, we lose the ability to grieve and love and to be fully present in the lives of those we care about.
This talk will follow a talk at 1pm with Dr Katerina Hadjimatheou from the Department of Sociology
LecturerDepartment of Sociology, University of Essex
Dr Boróka Bó joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex in 2021. Dr Bó completed a double PhD in Sociology and Demography at the University of California Berkeley. Prior to joining Essex, she held visiting and training fellowships at Duke University and at the City University of New York.