Academic Work

My academic background is international and spans across 9 years. I received my BA in Psychotherapy from the University of Bucharest in Romania, and an MSc in Mental Health & a PhD in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland. Following this, I taught for almost two years as a Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University in the UK. In addition, I recently completed 6 months as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Uppsala University in Sweden, researching emotions in law. My first book is titled ‘Fatherhood & Love’ with Palgrave Macmillan (see below).

Below you can see samples of my academic publications

Celebrating my graduation in Edinburgh with my two amazing supervisors – Prof. Lynn Jamieson and Prof. Mary Holmes

Additional publications in academic and online journals:

  • Macht, A. (2018) Resisting the commodification of intimate life? Paternal love, emotional bordering and narratives of ambivalent family consumerism from Scottish and Romanian fathers, Families, Relationships and Societies, 8: (21). Available at:
  • Macht, A. and Popescu, R. (2018) ‘Romania Country note’, in Blum, S., Koslowski, A., Macht, A. and Moss, P. (eds.) International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2018. Available at:

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