Group members

Group lead

 
Dr Huw ThomasSchool of Management
Research interests: global production networks and labour governance.

Group members

 
Dr Rutvica AndrijasevicSchool of Management
Research interests: migrant labour, gender, national state power, and global firms.
 
Dr Sam AppletonSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: the World Bank and the way in which it has constituted itself as an agent of global governance, its relation to US hegemonic agendas, and way in which its material basis in private finance mediates its pursuit of these agendas and influences the way in which 'development' strategies are operationalised.
 
Dr Ed AtkinsSchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: the intersection of environmental governance and political economy. 
 
Prof Jonathan BeaverstockSchool of Management
Research interests: features of the contemporary financial landscape and competitiveness of global financial centres.
 
Dr Oscar BerglundSchool for Policy Studies
Research interests: critical political economy; climate change activism; civil disobedience, direct action; prefigurative politics.
 
Prof Roger BurrowsSchool for Policy Studies
Research interests: housing and urban studies, digital cultures, social inequalities, history of social research methods and sociology of higher education.
 
Tom CantellowSchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: the manifestation of neoliberalism in British society.
 
Dr Egle CesnulyteSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: the political economy of development, gender, sexualities and African politics.
 
Katie Cross, School of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: poverty, inequality, financial well-being and living standards in the UK.
 
Prof Stephanie Decker, School of Management
Research interests: historical research approaches for management and business studies, with a focus on the business history of sub-Saharan Africa.
 
Dr Maria FanninSchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: the social and economic implications of bioscientific research, and specifically the collection and exchange of human biological materials.
  
Dr Magnus FeldmannSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: theorising capitalist diversity and in the development of capitalist institutions in comparative perspective.
 
Dr Sean FoxSchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: the process of urbanisation, the political economy of development, contentious politics, and urban governance, particularly (but not exclusively) in Africa and Asia.
 
Dr Giorgos GouzoulisSchool of Management
Research interests: how globalisation and financialisation affect wage bargaining, workforce casualisation, and industrial conflict. 
 
Prof Jeffrey HendersonSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: the sociology, politics and political economy of economic development; the developmental consequences of global production networks as well as on the relation of economic governance to inequality and poverty.
 
Prof Paddy IrelandFaculty of Social Sciences and Law
Research interests: corporate governance, corporate theory and the historical development of the large joint stock corporation and of corporate law (in particular the development of separate corporate personality and limited liability).
  
Dr Mark JacksonSchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: intersecting the fields of contemporary social theory, posthumanist materialities of science, technology, and the environment, political ecology, and critical urban geography.
 
Dr Jennifer JohnsSchool of Management
Research interests: economic geography, international business and innovation and entrepreneurship with a focus on digital technologies.
 
Dr Winnie KingSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: Chinese International Political Economy; Economic Development and Policy-making in Greater China, in particular China and Taiwan.
 
Dr Robin KlimeckiSchool of Management
Research interests: the intersection of political economy, finance and organisation studies from a broadly poststructuralist/post-Marxist perspective.  In particular, financial regulation, consumer debt and debt discourses as well as alternative models of organisational ownership and governance.
 
Dr Noemi Lendvai-BaintonSchool for Policy Studies
Research interests: exploring the intersection of political economy and welfare studies in relation to both new EU Member States as well as Candidate and Associate countries in Eastern Europe.  In particular, the uneven development of neoliberalism, Europeanization and the crisis in post-communist Europe.
 
Skylar Lindsay, SWDTP PhD Candidate 
Research interests: political ecology, livelihood changes, infrastructure and rural development.
 
Dr Julie MacLeavySchool of Geographical Science
Research interests: economic geography, feminist political economy, neoliberalism; inequality; urban change.
 
Prof Harry McVeaUniversity of Bristol Law School
Research interests: within the context of financial regulation, focused on the recalibration of the state’s relationship with financial markets and financial market actors in the light of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and the commitment of public funds to “bail out” the sector.
 
Dr Greg MessengerSchool of Law
Research interests: world trade law (multilateral and regional).
 
Dr Deogratius J Mhella, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: mobile money and fintech, inclusive development in the neoliberal era, international business, financial exclusion, financial inclusion, and issues in international relations and the global political economy.
 
Dr Naomi MillnerSchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: the politics of food within a context of globalising political economies.
 
Juan Carlos Mondragon QuintanaSchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: the innovation systems approach developed by evolutionary economists in response to the failures of the neoclassical framework to link innovation at the firm level with growth at the aggregate level.
 
Dr Colin NoldenUniversity of Bristol Law School 
Research interests: energy and climate service business models, energy and climate policy, and sustainability. 
 
Prof Tonia NovitzUniversity of Bristol Law School
Research interests: the treatment of labour in the context of trade in services.
 
Dr Karina Pavlisa, School of Management
Research interests: practice theory, occupational class, forms of human capital, career strategy, inequality, quantitative analysis, consumption and savings, professional identity in institutional contexts and implications for business.
 
Dr Harry PittsSchool of Management
Research interests: a critical perspective on the changing world of work and economic life. Empirical research to date has interrogated the creative industries as a forum for wider changes in contemporary capitalism, specifically with reference to conflicts and tensions around valuation and measurement.
 
Dr Mircea PopaSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: institutions and institutional change, especially the study of corruption, rent-seeking, and economic crises.
 
Dr Gregory Schwartz, School of Management
Research interests: the effects of the transformations in global political economy on the nature of work, forms of labour organisation, the subjectivities of labour, the links between labour migration, gender and social reproduction, and the problem of management in the social organisation of work.
 
Dr Adriana Suarez-Delucchi, School of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: environmental management institutions
  
Prof Charlotte VilliersUniversity of Bristol Law School
Research interests: all aspects of corporate governance from a critical perspective.
 
Prof Karen WestSchool for Policy Studies
Research interests: care, housing, work and pensions.
 
Prof Mark Wickham-JonesSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: labour politics and social democracy.
 
Dr Andrew WyattSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: the fields of comparative politics, political economy, and South Asian politics/area studies. 
 
Stefan Zylinksi, SWDTP PhD Candidate 
Research interests: how different types of financial systems interact with sectors like energy or agriculture to contribute to environmental crises.