Charlotte Lloyd is a PhD candidate in sociology with a secondary field in computational science and engineering. Her mixed methods research explores the intersection of culture, politics, and structural inequality within organizations and communities.
Lloyd’s dissertation focuses on the practice of national reconciliation between indigenous and nonindigenous peoples in Australia. Specifically, she studies how Australia’s Reconciliation Action Plan program has disseminated and institutionalized reconciliation in hundreds of government, corporate, and community organizations covering roughly 25 percent of the national workforce. Considering textual sources, 70 interviews, and more than a year of fieldwork in Sydney, the dissertation explores these workplaces as key sites where reconciliation is cultivated and performed.
Lloyd attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and graduated in 2011 with honors in comparative literature and political science. Her graduate work has been developed in residence at several interdisciplinary programs, including the Edmond J. Safra for Ethics and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. Her research has also been generously supported by Harvard’s Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship and Deakin-Royce Graduate Research Fellowships in Australian Studies.