Contributors

Adam David Morton is Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. He is author of Unravelling Gramsci: Hegemony and Passive Revolution in the Global Political Economy (2007); Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development (2011), recipient of the 2012 Book Prize of the British International Studies Association (BISA) International Political Economy Group (IPEG); and co-author of Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis (2018) with Andreas Bieler. He co-edits Progress in Political Economy (PPE) with Gareth Bryant that was the recipient of the 2017 International Studies Association (ISA) Online Media Caucus Award for the Best Blog (Group) and the 2018 International Studies Association (ISA) Online Media Caucus Award for Special Achievement in International Studies Online Media.
Dr Adam Fishwick is a Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies and Public Policy in the Department of Politics and Public Policy at De Montfort University, Leicester. His research focuses on the relationship between labour and development in Latin America, exploring the centrality of work and workplace resistance to the constitution of firm- and state-led development strategies. He is interested, also, in alternative forms of development and radical politics in the region and beyond.
Aida Hozic is Associate Professor of International Relations and 2015-2016 Colonel Allan R. and Margaret G. Crow Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Science, University of Florida. She is the author of Hollyworld: Space, Power and Fantasy in the American Economy (Cornell, 2002) and numerous articles situated at the intersection of international political economy, cultural studies and international security. Jacqui True is Professor of Politics and International Relations and an Australian Rsearch Council Future Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University, Australia. She is the author of The Political Economy of Violence against Women (New York: Oxford University) awarded the American Political Science Association's 2012 prize for the best book in human rights and the BISA International Political Economy Group best book in 2013.
Ainsley Elbra is a researcher in the field of international political economy. Her research is concerned with globalisation, private governance, business-state relations and natural resource politics. She has a monograph titled, Governing African Gold Mining: Private Governance and the Resource Curse, in press with Palgrave Macmillan and is currently leading a research project on multinational corporate tax avoidance, focusing on voluntary governance solutions and firms’ responses to calls for greater tax transparency. In 2015 she was awarded the Australian International Political Economy Network’s Richard Higgott Journal Article Prize.
Alejandro De Coss is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics. His current research is an exploration on the role of infrastructure in the urbanisation of water in Mexico City over the course of the 20th Century.
Alexander Gallas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Kassel, and one of the editors of the Global Labour Journal. He has a PhD and an MA in Sociology, both from the University of Lancaster, and a Magister Artium in Philosophy from FU Berlin. In his monograph The Thatcherite Offensive: A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis (Brill, 2015), he analyses the reorganisation of class relations under the Conservative governments in Britain in the 1980s and 1990s.
Alf Gunvald Nilsen is Associate Professor at the Department of Global Development Studies and Planning at the University of Agder and Research Associate at the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Alfredo Saad-Filho has degrees in Economics from the Universities of Brasilia (Brazil) and London (SOAS). He has worked in universities and research institutions based in Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mozambique, Switzerland and the UK, and was a senior economic affairs officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). His research interests include the political economy of development, industrial policy, neoliberalism, alternative economic policies, Latin American political and economic development, inflation and stabilisation, and the labour theory of value and its applications.
Ali Rıza Güngen is a researcher in international political economy. He received the Young Social Scientist award from the Turkish Social Sciences Association in 2013. He is the co-author of the 2014 book Financialization, debt crisis and collapse (in Turkish) and coedited the special issue of Praksis journal on indebtedness in Turkey (2015). His research currently focuses on sovereign debt management, state restructuring and financial inclusion.
Alison Fenech is a doctoral student at the University of Sydney in the Department of Political Economy. Her research interests include Sino-US relations in the twenty-first century and issues surrounding world order. Previously she was a lecturer of social sciences at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey (2010-2015). Alison was a visiting scholar in the Department of International Relations at New York University (2016), she has completed an internship with the Sydney based think tank, the McKell Institute (2016), and is a member of the Sydney Democracy Network and the University of Sydney’s Chinese Studies Centre.
Alison is a researcher in economics and industrial relations, and a national organiser in the Community and Public Sector Union. Alison writes on political economy with an interest in financialisation, the state and imperialism, housing, and social reproduction, and seeks to contribute to the Australian radical political economy tradition.
Alke Jenss is a researcher at Arnold-Bergstraesser Institute in Freiburg. She holds a PhD from the Sociology Institute at Philipps University Marburg, Germany. Her research is situated at the intersection of critical political economy, state theory, urban (in-)security and development studies with particular reference to Latin America.
Professor (Public Policy), Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney.
Andreas Bieler is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Nottingham and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ).
Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton are joint authors of Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Andreas Bieler is Professor of Political Economy and Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of Globalisation and Enlargement of the European Union: Austrian and Swedish Social Forces in the Struggle over Membership (Routledge, 2000) and The Struggle for a Social Europe: Trade Unions and EMU in Times of Global Restructuring (Manchester University Press, 2006) as well as co-editor (with Bruno Ciccaglione, Ingemar Lindberg and John Hilary) of Free Trade and Transnational Labour (Routledge, 2015) and (with Chun-Yi Lee) of Chinese Labour in the Global Economy (Routledge, 2017). Adam David Morton is Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. He is the author of Unravelling Gramsci: Hegemony and Passive Revolution in the Global Political Economy (Pluto Press, 2007) and Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011), which was awarded the 2012 Book Prize of the British International Studies Association (BISA) International Political Economy Group (IPEG). He is the founding editor of the blog Progress in Political Economy (PPE) that is a central forum for political economy debates and was awarded the 2017 International Studies Association (ISA) Online Media Caucus Award for the Best Blog (Group) and the 2018 International Studies Association (ISA) Online Media Caucus Award for Special Achievement in International Studies Online Media.
I'm a graduate of the honours program in Political Economy at the University of Sydney. I am interested in questions of technical and economic change and environmental history.
Caitlin and Andrew are recent graduates of the University of Sydney's political economy department, having both completed their undergraduate degrees with honours. Caitlin is a feminist political economist, whose work focuses on development economics. She is particularly concerned with the poverty measurement debate, and its implications for women and the gendered experience of poverty. Andrew is interested in the intersections of environments, labour and technologies. His work has considered the social implications of different renewable energy technologies and their potential for commercial and non-commercialised deployment.
Anitra Nelson is an activist-scholar and Associate Professor at RMIT University’s Centre for Urban Research, author of Marx’s Concept of Money: The God of Commodities (1999), co-editor of Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies (2011), and her Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet was published by Pluto Press (London) in January 2018.
Anne Engelhardt is a PhD candidate at the University Kassel in Germany and writes about labour disputes in ports and airports (choke points of economy) in Brazil and Portugal.
Ariel Salleh is a Research Associate in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney; Visiting Professor, Nelson Mandela University; and Senior Fellow in Post-Growth Societies, Friedrich Schiller University Jena: www.arielsalleh.info. Other recent work includes a chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Ecological Economics; journal articles in International Critical Thought; in Globalizations; and a forthcoming Post-Development Dictionary co-edited with Ashish Kothari, Fede Demaria, Arturo Escobar, and Alberto Acosta.
Ben Clift is Professor of Political Economy at the University or Warwick, UK. His latest book, The IMF and the Politics of Austerity in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis has recently been published with Oxford University Press. His wider research interests lie in comparative and international political economy, and he has published widely on the IMF, French and comparative capitalisms, the politics of economic ideas, capital mobility and economic policy autonomy.
Ben Richardson is Associate Professor in International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. His research is on international trade and sustainable development, with a focus on agricultural commodities. He is a co-editor of the website I-PEEL: International Political Economy of Everyday Life. Anika Heckwolf is a recent MA graduate in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Her research has focused on international trade and gender relations.
Ben Spies-Butcher lectures in Economy and Society in the Department of Sociology. Ben completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Sydney while working in the non-government sector on issues of human rights. His research focuses on the political economy of social policy. He is Director of the Masters of Policy and Applied Social Research, and the Major in Political Economy and Social Policy. In addition to his academic publications, Ben is a regular contributor to The Conversation and is a Social Policy Whisperer for Power to Persuade. Ben is a Research Associate at the Retirement Policy and Research Centre at the University of Auckland, a member of the Policy Advisory Group for COTA NSW and a board member of Shelter NSW. He is also the 2017 Glenda Powell National Travelling Fellow for the Australian Association of Gerontology.
Bill Dunn works in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. His principal research interests are in the contemporary global political economy of labour, crises, international trade and Marxism.
Dr. Bill Lucarelli is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Western Sydney University in Australia. He is an inaugural member of the Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE) and has published 4 books and over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Brecht De Smet (MA, PhD) is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University, where he teaches 'politics of globalisation' and 'politics of the contemporary Middle East'. Since 2008 De Smet has conducted fieldwork in Egypt, investigating the relation between political activism and independent trade unionism from a broad Gramscian perspective. De Smet has written on the workers' movement, the concepts of hegemony and passive revolution, political pedagogy, and social and political protest in Egypt. His recent books are "A Dialectical Pedagogy of Revolt. Gramsci, Vygotsky, and the Egyptian Revolution" (Brill, 2015) and "Gramsci on Tahrir. Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Egypt" (Pluto Press, 2016).
Brett Christophers has degrees from the Universities of Oxford, British Columbia and Auckland and is Professor of Human Geography at Uppsala University in Sweden. The author of four books, Brett’s research ranges widely across the political and cultural economies of Western capitalism, in both historical and contemporary perspectives. Particular interests include money, finance and banking; housing and housing policy; urban political economy; markets and pricing; accounting, modelling and other calculative practices; competition and intellectual property law; and the cultural industries and discourses of ‘creativity’
Brett Heino is a Lecturer in the University Technology of Sydney (UTS) Faculty of Law. His research interests include the political economy of law (with a focus on labour law), the structure of post-World War II Australian capitalism and regulation theory
Bruno Dobrusin works at the Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Laborales (CONICET) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also Advisor to the Central de Trabajadores de la Argentina (CTA: Argentine Workers' Confederation).
Caitlin is a feminist political economist, whose work focuses on development economics. She is particularly concerned with the poverty measurement debate and its implications for women and the gendered experience of poverty.
Cameron Smith is a writer, musician, and doctoral researcher at Macquarie University, Sydney. His research interests centre around political economy, race and racism, and multiculturalism. He tweets at @cmrnsmth and more of his work can be found on his website: http://www.cmrnsmth.com
Caron E. Gentry is a Senior Lecturer in the School of International Relations and a Research Fellow in the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence both at the University of St Andrews. Her main area of research focuses on gender and terrorism, with multiple single and coauthored publications. These include Beyond Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Thinking about Women’s Violence in Global Politics (Zed: 2015) with Laura Sjoberg, and articles in Millennium: Journal of International Studies; International Feminist Journal of Politics; Critical Studies on Terrorism; and Terrorism and Political Violence.
Carrie Reiling is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pomona College. Her research examines the implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security agenda in West Africa and the intersections of global governance, peacebuilding, and development.
Cemal Burak Tansel is Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Sheffield. He is the editor of States of Discipline: Authoritarian Neoliberalism and the Contested Reproduction of Capitalist Order (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017) and has published peer-reviewed research articles in the European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, Globalizations and South European Society and Politics.
Charlotte Epstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. She is currently writing a book on surveillance and power in International Relations. Her interests are in the areas of International Relations theory, particularly in post-structuralist approaches and discourse theory, critical security studies and global environmental politics, and she has published on these themes in International Organization, the European Journal of International Relations, and International Political Sociology, amongst others.
Chris Hesketh is Programme Lead for Politics, International Relations and Sociology at Oxford Brookes. He received his BA, MA and PhD all from the University of Nottingham. Before joining Oxford Brookes in 2012 he taught at the University of Nottingham and at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has an inter-disciplinary research agenda that combines political economy, the historical sociology of international relations, political geography, political theory and Latin American studies. These interests are captured in his monograph, Spaces of Capital / Spaces of Resistance: Mexico and the Global Political Economy (University of Georgia Press, 2017 in the Geographies of Justice Social and Transformation Series).
Christopher May is Professor of Political Economy and has been a senior academic manager at Lancaster University for the last nine years but is about to return to life as a ‘normal’ academic. Despite this he has written two books in the last five years: The Rule of Law: The Common Sense of Global Politics (Edward Elgar 2014) and Global Corporations in Global Governance (Routledge, Global Institutions Series, 2015), and is currently in the early stages of editing a Handbook on the Rule of Law to be published in 2017 by Edward Elgar.
Christopher Wright is Professor of Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School. His current research explores organizational and societal responses to climate change, with a particular focus on how managers and business organizations interpret and respond to the climate crisis. He has published broadly in the area of critical management studies and is the author of Management as Consultancy: Neo-bureaucracy and the Consultant Manager (CUP 2015 with Andrew Sturdy & Nick Wylie) and Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations (CUP 2015 with Daniel Nyberg).
Claire Parfitt is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. Claire practised industrial and anti-discrimination law before moving to the trade union movement as a researcher and campaigner. She has worked for Australian and international trade unions and the environment movement on various campaigns related to labour rights, food sovereignty and climate change. She is writing about pension funds, ethical investment and strategic questions that arise for social movements.
The Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) was created to provide a focus for research and teaching in relation to the most fundamental question facing us as citizens: how should we live? Based in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, CSSGJ offers a space for reflection, education and research in many different facets of social and global justice.
Damien Cahill is an academic and trade union activist based at the University of Sydney. His main area of research examines neoliberalism, in all its manifestations: theory, practice, history and contemporary debates. He also writes about capitalism as a social system (as distinct from orthodox economics which views the economy as separate from the state and other social institutions). Before entering academia, Damien worked variously as a shop assistant, labourer and political adviser, and spent several periods of time on the dole. He lives in Sydney with his partner and two daughters. In his free time, he runs.
Damien Cahill is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. His research examines the dynamics of neoliberalism as well as theories of capitalism as a socially embedded system of value production. His publications include: Market Society: History, Theory, Practice (with Ben Spies Butcher and Joy Paton; Cambridge University Press 2012); The End of Laissez-Faire? On the Durability of Embedded Neoliberalism (Edward Elgar 2014) and Neoliberalism (with Martijn Konings; Polity Press 2017). Martijn Konings works in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. He is the author of The Development of American Finance (Cambridge University Press, 2011), The Emotional Logic of Capitalism: What Progressives Have Missed (Stanford University Press, 2015), Neoliberalism (with Damien Cahill, Polity, 2017) and Capital and Time: For a New Critique of Neoliberal Reason (Stanford University Press, 2018). With Melinda Cooper, he edits the new Stanford University Press series Currencies: New Thinking for Financial Times.
David M. Bell is the Research Associate on and Co-ordinator of the 'Imaginaries of the Future: Historicizing the Present' Leverhulme International Research Network, based in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University, UK.
David Harvie teaches and researches on finance, political economy and social movements. He’s a member of the Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy, based in Leicester, UK, and of The Free Association writing collective (whose book Moments of Excess: Movements, Protest and Everyday Life was published by PM Press).
David Primrose is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. His research examines the relationship between behavioural economics, neoliberalism and post-political representations of social processes. He has previously published on the political economy of behavioural economics, health, inequality, biodiversity and infrastructure, and is also exploring issues relating to contemporary agri-food reform, development, technoscience, economic theory, Marxism, poststructuralism and neoliberalism.
David F. Ruccio is Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame and former editor (from 1997 to 2009) of the journal Rethinking Marxism. His most recent book is Development and Globalization: A Marxian Class Analysis (New York: Routledge, 2010). He is currently working on two book manuscripts: "Utopia and Critique" and "What's the Matter with Exploitation." His blog, Occasional Links & Commentary on Economics, Culture, and Society, can be found at http://anticap.wordress.com.
Dinesh Wadiwel is a senior lecturer in human rights and socio-legal studies at the University of Sydney, with a background in social and political theory. He is author of the monograph The War against Animals (Brill, 2015) and co-editor with Matthew Chrulew of the collection Foucault and Animals (Brill, 2016). Dinesh is co-convener of the Human Animal Research Network (HARN) at the University of Sydney: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/research/harn/
Edson Ziso is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Adelaide
Efe Can Gürcan (M.A. in International Studies, University of Montréal) is a PhD student in sociology at Simon Fraser University, and holds a SSHRC-Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship. His research interests lie in the areas of Marxism, political sociology (social movements and the state), Latin America (Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina), food studies, and Turkish politics and society.
Elif Uzgören is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Dokuz Eylul University. She completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham with her dissertation ‘Globalization, the European Union and Turkey: Rethinking the Struggle over Hegemony’. Her research interests include International Political Economy, European Politics and Turkish politics.
Elizabeth Hill is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Economy and Chair of the Department of the Political Economy as well as co-convenor of the Australian Work and Family Policy Roundtable.
Elizabeth is a Scholarly Teaching Fellow in Social & Political Sciences, within the Communications program, based in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at the University of Technology Sydney.
Elizabeth Humphrys is a political economist at the University of Technology Sydney, with a focus on work, trade unions and social movements. Her latest research projects are on: labour and neoliberalism; climate related heat stress events and work; and and the events surrounding the West Gate Bridge in 1970 when 35 workers were killed. Her book How Labour Built Neoliberalism (2018) is out with Brill’s Studies in Critical Social Sciences series. Elizabeth is an Associate of the Centre for Future Work, at The Australia Institute. Ihab Shalbak is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. He works at the intersection of intellectual history, the sociology of knowledge and political theory. His research examines the relation between dominant forms of knowledge and politics, and interrogates the politics of institutional knowledge production. Along these lines, he has written on think tanks, human rights NGOs, and on the development of American Pragmatism.
Elliot Dolan-Evans is a PhD student in political economy and feminist studies, a non-practicing medical practitioner, and a law graduate. Elliot has published in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of neuroscience, cancer pathogenesis, and medical, surgical and dental education. His current research is focused on the impact that economic reforms of international financial institutions have on women’s economic and political participation in the post-conflict setting.
Ericka Beckman is Associate Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania. She is author of Capital Fictions: The Literature of Latin America's Export Age (University of Minnesota Press, 2013), and is currently writing a book on capitalism and rural societies in 20th-century Latin American literature.
Ertan Erol currently works as a Research Assistant in the Department of Politics and International Relations of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Istanbul University. His main research area is the formation and transformation of state-society relations in Mexico and he is currently working on Mexican social movements in urban and rural contexts.
Evan Jones is an Honorary in Political Economy, having retired from the Political Economy Department in 2006. His current writing interests include corruption in the Australian banking sector and the French political economy.
Filipe Duarte is a PhD candidate in Social Work at Carleton University (Canada), currently at the All-But-Dissertation (ABD) stage. His thesis, entitled The Impact of the Politics of Austerity on Social Citizenship Rights, examines the impacts and outcomes of austerity on social citizenship rights with a focus on Portugal. Filipe is also a researcher and activist within the radical/structural social work tradition.
Fiona Alamyar is an Arts/Law student at the University of Sydney. Whilst currently finishing her LLB, she remains a political economist at heart. She is especially intrigued by the dissection between law and political economy, labour-capital relations and the commodification of labour power in the neoliberal era.
Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Sydney, co-ordinating editor of the Journal of Australian Political Economy (JAPE), and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
Franklin Obeng-Odoom is a Senior Lecturer in Property Economics at the School of Built Environment and a member of the Asia Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights at the University of Technology Sydney. His research interests are centred on the political economy of development, cities and natural resources (specifically water, oil, and land).
Fred Block is Research Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Davis. His recent work has focused on documenting the substantial role that the U.S. government plays in technology development across the civilian economy. During the last thirty years while policymakers and pundits were singing the praises of "free markets", the reality was that the public sector significantly expanded its efforts to move research breakthroughs from the laboratory to the market. His book, State of Innovation: The U.S. Government's Role in Technology Development, co-edited with Matthew R. Keller (Paradigm Publishers) contains a series of case studies that document different dimensions of this recently constructed innovation system. His book , The Power of Market Fundamentalism: Karl Polanyi’s Critique, is written with Margaret R. Somers and published by Harvard Press. This book seeks to explain and critique the market fundamentalist worldview that has dominated our politics for the last thirty years. His current research centers on the kinds of financial reforms and new institutions required to supports innovation in this new context of public-private collaboration. His earlier books include The Origins of International Economic Disorder (1977), Postindustrial Possibilities (1990), and The Vampire State(1996).
Gareth Bryant is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney.
Gareth Bryant and Adam David Morton are co-editors of Progress in Political Economy (PPE).
Geoff Mann is a professor of economic geography at Simon Fraser University. His research and teaching concern the political economy of contemporary capitalism, with a particular focus on the politics of macroeconomic policy, the interaction of economic governance and efforts to address climate change, and social and political theory. His most recent books are In the Long Run We Are All Dead: Keynesianism, Political Economy and Revolution (Verso, 2017); The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money: A Reader’s Companion (Verso, 2017); and Disassembly Required: A Field Guide to Actually Existing Capitalism (AK Press, 2013). Money and Finance After the Crisis: Critical Thinking for Uncertain Times (Wiley), co-edited with Brett Christophers and Andrew Leyshon, will appear at the end of 2017.
Gerardo Otero is Professor of International Studies and sociology at Simon Fraser University. Author of Farewell to the Peasantry? Political Class Formation in Rural Mexico (Westview 1999), he has published numerous scholarly articles, chapters and books about the political economy of agriculture and food, civil society and the state in Mexico and Latin America. His latest article (2015) is “The Neoliberal Diet and Inequality in the United States,” published in Social Science & Medicine.
Dr Gorkem Altinors is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, at Bilecik Seyh Edebali University, Turkey. His research interests extend from international relations to political theory. He is currently working on various publications on the relationship between Islam and capitalism.
Graham Harrison is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield. His core research interest is the political economy of capitalist development in Africa.
Dr Heather Watkins is a Lecturer in Politics at Nottingham Trent University. Her academic interests focus on localism and decentralised politics in the UK, seen as responses to broader political crises and discourses. She has written on the impact of neoliberal and “Third Way” logics on post-industrial communities and understandings of citizenship, and on the development of political ethnography as a research methodology for capturing political agency. She also has a parallel research interest in pedagogy and the use of internationalisation to foster critically-engaged perspectives in students.
Life Fellow, School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds and 2008 winner of the Daniel Singer Millennium Prize for his essay '1968 and the Idea of Socialism' (see: http://www.danielsinger.org/).
Ian Bruff is Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Manchester, UK. He has published widely on capitalist diversity, neoliberalism, and social theory. He recently completed a large cross-country project on the diversity of contemporary capitalism(s) with Matthias Ebenau, Christian May and Andreas Nölke, which produced two German-language collections in 2013 (with Westfälisches Dampfboot and the journal Peripherie) plus an English-language special issue in 2014 (the journal Capital & Class) and an English-language volume in 2015 (with Palgrave Macmillan). He is currently researching the political economy of authoritarian neoliberalism in Europe, and is the Managing Editor of the Transforming Capitalism book series published by Rowman & Littlefield International.
Ilias Alami is a postdoctoral researcher at Maastricht University. Prior to joining Maastricht University, he taught international political economy, globalisation and development at the University of Manchester, UK. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of the political economy of money and finance, development and international capital flows, the geographies of global finance, materialist state theory, and race/class/coloniality. Some of his recent work has been published in New Political Economy, Review of African Political Economy, Review of Radical Political Economics, and Geoforum.
Ilya Bonch-Osmolovskiy graduated with First Class Honours in Political Economy from the University of Sydney. His research areas of interests include the political economy of the environment, post-Keynesian economics and economic history.
Inés Durán Matute received her PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), Mexico.
Isla Pawson graduated with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Political Economy from the University of Sydney. She is also the recipient of the 2017 Journal of Australian Political Economy ‘Young Scholar’ Award through which she is continuing her research into the political economy of housing, alongside working as a Research Associate in both the Sydney Business School and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Ivan Ascher is the author of Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Mode of Prediction (Zone Books, 2016)
Jack Copley is a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick, working within the ‘Rethinking the Market’ project. His research focuses on the relationship between financialisation and the struggles surrounding the exploitation of labour. More specifically, he is currently doing archival research at the UK Treasury, Bank of England and Confederation of British Industry to better grasp the expansion of the financial sector in the 1970s. He is the author of the activist handbook An Angry Person’s Guide to Finance (Red Pepper, 2014).
Jacqui True is Professor of Politics and International Relations, and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at Monash University, Australia. Her book The Political Economy of Violence Against Women (Oxford, 2012) won the 2012 American Political Science Association (APSA) biennial prize for the best book in human rights and the 2013 British International Studies Association (BISA) International Political Economy Group book prize.
James' research is on social and environmental dimensions of smallholder natural resource management in the humid tropics of Latin America and Africa. He focuses on two themes in particular: 1) local agro-ecological knowledge, and 2) social and environmental justice issues. These are investigated with theory and methods from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, geography and development studies.
Jamie is an Irish Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow in European Integration and Employment Relations at University College Dublin. He is involved in the European Research Council funded project European Unions: Labour Politics and the EU's New European Economic Governance Regime. Prior to this he was an Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Student at the University of Nottingham, completing his thesis in 2017. His research focused on the international and comparative political economy of the eurozone crisis, specifically analysing the origins of, and responses to, this in Greece and Portugal. Work from this has been published in the European Journal of International Relations. Jamie has held teaching positions at the University of Nottingham (2013-2017) and De Montfort University, Leicester (2013-2014). He is also a Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at the University of Nottingham.
Jason W. Moore is an environmental historian and historical geographer at Binghamton University, where he is associate professor of sociology. He is author or editor, most recently, of Capitalism in the Web of Life (Verso, 2015), Capitalocene o Antropocene? (Ombre Corte, 2017), Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism (PM Press, 2016), and, with Raj Patel, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (University of California Press, 2017). His books and essays on environmental history, capitalism, and social theory have been widely recognized, including the Alice Hamilton Prize of the American Society for Environmental History (2003), the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the Section on the Political Economy of the World-System (American Sociological Association, 2002 for articles, and 2015 for Web of Life), and the Byres and Bernstein Prize in Agrarian Change (2011). He is chair (2017-18) of the Political Economy of the World-System Section (ASA), and coordinates the World-Ecology Research Network.
Jenny Hedström is a third-year doctoral student in International Relations and Politics at the Monash Gender, Peace and Security Center, Monash University, Melbourne. Jenny’s research interests concerns feminist political economy, Myanmar/Burma studies, militarisation and conflict.
Jim Stanford is a Canadian economist, recently arrived in Sydney. He worked for over 20 years as economist for the Canadian Auto Workers union (and its successor organization, Unifor), and is the author of Economics for Everyone: A Short Introduction to the Economics of Capitalism (second edition published in 2015 by Pluto Books in the U.K.). Jim now works for the Australia Institute, as Economist and Director of its new project, the Centre for Future Work. He is also an Honorary Professor in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney.
Joe Collins is a Scholarly Teaching Fellow in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney and completed his PhD at Western Sydney University in 2016. His research offers a historical materialist critique of mineral-rent theory grounded in the historical development of the minerals industry and landed property in Australia.
John de Bhal is a former student at the University of Queensland's School of Political Science and International Studies. His research interests are International Political Economy, Latin American Politics, Historical Materialism, and the Politics of the Global South.
John Mikler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. He researches corporations’ relations with states, civil society and international organisations, as well as the ways in which they are political actors in their own right. His previous publications have contributed to theorising corporate power in respect of globalisation, private authority and state sovereignty, and on issues including climate change, online gambling and technological innovation. He has edited journal special issues for Global Policy and Policy and Society; published over 30 journal articles and book chapters in journals such as New Political Economy, Regulation and Governance and Business and Politics; and four books: Greening the Car Industry: Varieties of Capitalism and Climate Change (Edward Elgar 2009); The Handbook of Global Companies (editor, Wiley-Blackwell 2013); Climate Innovation: Liberal Capitalism and Climate Change (co-edited with Neil Harrison, Palgrave Macmillan 2014); and The Political Power of Global Corporations (Polity 2018).
Jörg Nowak is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham. He currently works on strikes and social movements in Brazil and India, Chinese overseas investments, Labour Geography and Althusserian Marxism.
Jörg Wiegratz is Lecturer in Political Economy of Global Development at the University of Leeds. He researches the political economy and moral economy of neoliberalism in Africa and elsewhere. In the past he has researched global value chains and industrial development, predominantly with an empirical focus on Uganda. He is a member of the editorial working group of Review of African Political Economy; here, he coordinates the web blog projects on Economic trickery, fraud and crime in Africa, and Capitalism in Africa. He is the author of Uganda's Human Resource Challenge: Training, Business Culture and Economic Development (Fountain Publishers, 2009), co-editor of Neoliberalism and the Moral Economy of Fraud (Routledge, 2016, with David Whyte) and Neoliberal Uganda (Giuliano Martiniello and Elisa Greco). He has also published articles in New Political Economy, Review of African Political Economy, and Journal of Agrarian Change.
Juanita Elias is a Reader in Politics and International Studies at The University of Warwick. Her research interests include Feminist International political Economy, the political economy of Southeast Asian development, migration, the study of work and employment, and care. Amanda Chisholm is a Lecturer in International Politics at Newcastle University and a recipient of ESRC Future Leaders' grant "From Military to Market". Her research explores the global labour chains and sites of security production in private military and security companies (PMSCs).
Jutta Weldes is Professor of International Relations at the University of Bristol (UK). Her research focuses on International Relations theory, US foreign policy, the nexus of popular culture and world politics, and gender and IR/world politics. Elisa Wynne-Hughes is a Lecturer in International Relations at Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics. Her research focuses on the intersections between popular culture and international relations, focusing on tourism and the anti-street harassment movement, through postcolonial, poststructural and feminist approaches.
Kathryn Starnes is a lecturer in International Relations in the History, Politics and Philosophy department at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is the author of Fairy Tales and International Relations: A folklorist reading of international relations textbooks (Routledge 2016) and recently co-authored 'Framing the Neoliberal Canon: Resisting the market myth via literary enquiry with Ian Bruff for a special issue of Globalizations. Her work explores the sociology of knowledge creation and epistemic violence through engagement with fairy tales and the Gothic. You can find her on Twitter at @IR_MotherGoose
Kayhan Valadbaygi is a doctoral candidate in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham and a fellow of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ).
Dr Kelly Gerard is an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia. Her research focuses on the political economy of development policy-making in Southeast Asia. Kelly is currently working on a project examining the determinants of aid programming for women’s empowerment.
Kerem Nisancioglu is Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS, University of London. His research focuses on Eurocentrism in international relations, and how this Eurocentrism can be subverted in both theory and history. In particular, his research has explored the ways in which non-European societies have been constitutive of European social relations in the early modern period. His current research seeks to uncover the international origins of whiteness as a form of social control. Kerem also blogs at The Disorder of Things.
Kevin Gray is a Reader in International Relations at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex. He is the author of Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalisation (Routledge, 2008), Labour and Development in East Asia: Social Forces and Passive Revolution (Routledge, 2015); People Power in an Era of Global Crisis: Rebellion, Resistance, and Liberation [with Barry K. Gills] (Routledge, 2012); Rising Powers and the Future of Global Governance [with Craig N. Murphy] (Routledge, 2013); Rising Powers and South-South Cooperation [with Barry K. Gills] (Routledge, 2017).
Kevin Lin is a PhD candidate researching labour politics in China at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Kimberley Yoo is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney researching computational modeling and complexity theory. Her research interests include heterodox financial macroeconomics, the political economy of game theory and mechanism design, and computational economics.
Kurt Iveson is Associate Professor of Urban Geography at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on the governance of cities, and he has a particular interest in the links between citizenship and the city. He is the author of Publics and the City (Blackwell, 2007), co-author of Planning and Diversity in the City: Redistribution, Redistribution and Encounter (Palgrave 2008), as well as numerous articles. He blogs at citiesandcitizenship.blogspot.com
Laurence Cox co-directs the MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism at the National University of Ireland Maynooth and is a founding editor of Interface. Along with We Make Our Own History, he is co-editor of Marxism and Social Movements; Understanding European Movements: New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest; and Silence Would be Treason: Last Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa.
Leo Panitch is editor of the Socialist Register and distinguished research professor at York University, Canada. He is co-author, with Sam Gindin, of The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire (Verso)
Leo Zeilig writes on African politics and history, including books on the development of revolutionary movements and biographies of Africa’s most important political thinkers and activists. Leo is an editor of the Review of African Political Economy and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London.
Liam Stanley is Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield.
Lisa Adkins is Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney and Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor (2015–2019). Her contributions to the discipline of sociology lie in the areas of economic sociology, social theory and feminist theory. In addition to the Time of Money recent publications include The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency (with Maryanne Dever, 2016) and Measure and Value (with Celia Lury, 2012). She is joint Editor-in-Chief of Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis).
Llewellyn Williams-Brooks is PhD Student in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. His current research interests are Australian Historiography, Class and State theory, Economic Policy and Labour History.
Luciano Carment is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney researching competing theories of inflation as they apply to the economy of modern Japan. His research interests include: macroeconomic theories of money, finance and inflation, central banking and monetary policy and economic development in East Asia, with a particular focus on Japan.
Luis F. Angosto-Ferrández lectures in anthropology and Latin American Studies at the University of Sydney. His recent publications include 'Venezuela Reframed: Bolivarianism, Indigenous Peoples and the Socialisms of the 21st Century' (Zed Books, 2015) and 'Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent' (Routledge, 2014).
Luke researches alternative finance in China. Luke is a post-doctoral research associate with Political Economy at the University of Sydney and a Research Associate with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Luke’s post-doctoral research is funded by a grant from the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET) for a project with Mike Beggs, Chris Jefferis and Yu Yuxin on the dynamics between financial innovation and central banking in China.
Marce Cameron recently completed a Master of Arts (Research) thesis, ‘Statist Utopianism and the Cuban Socialist Transition’, under the auspices of the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. As President of the University of Sydney Cuba-Venezuela Solidarity Club, he led the Cuba-Venezuela Youth and Students Revolutionary Tour in August 2010. His blog, Cuba's Socialist Renewal, features original translations and commentaries on the debates and changes underway in Cuba today. He is President of the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (Sydney).
Marcus Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University in Canada. His new book, The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation: Livelihoods, Agrarian Change and the Conflicts of Development was published by Earthscan/Routledge in hardback and ebook versions. The author, however, has access to a special print run of paperback copies that he can make available for anyone wanting to purchase the book at a greatly reduced price!
Mark G. E. Kelly is Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University. He is the author of three books on the thought of Michel Foucault, of Biopolitical Imperialism (Zero, 2015) and of the forthcoming For Foucault: Against Normative Political Theory (SUNY Press, 2018).
Martijn Konings works in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. He is the author of The Development of American Finance (Cambridge University Press, 2011), The Emotional Logic of Capitalism: What Progressives Have Missed (Stanford University Press, 2015), Neoliberalism (with Damien Cahill, Polity, 2017) and Capital and Time: For a New Critique of Neoliberal Reason (Stanford University Press, 2018). With Melinda Cooper, he edits the new Stanford University Press series Currencies: New Thinking for Financial Times.
Martin Thomas is a long-time writer for the socialist publications Solidarity and Workers' Liberty, based in London, and author of Gramsci in Context (2014). He will be discussing Crisis and Sequels with Dick Bryan at a seminar at Sydney University on Wednesday 30 August.
Matthew Ryan holds postgraduate degrees in Political Economy, and in Economic and Social History, from the University of Sydney and the University of Cambridge respectively. His research has focused on neoliberalism and its manifestations in Australian fiscal policy, as well as contributed to debates around ‘authoritarian neoliberalism’. Most recently Matthew’s research has considered the origins of coal mining in colonial Australia, looking to inform contemporary debates regarding the historical roots of global ecological crises, and probe alternative futures.
Maurizio Atzeni is a researcher based in Buenos Aires at the Center for Labour Relations, National Research Council of Argentina. He has written extensively on work and labour issues in articles and books published internationally. Among his recent publications is the book Workers and Labour in a Globalised Capitalism: theoretical themes and contemporary issues (Palgrave, 2013), in which work is analysed from the broader perspective of political economy.
Max Crook is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University. He received his PhD from the University of Nottingham/UK. His research focuses on the British Labour party and social democracy.
Max Koch is a professor in social policy at Lund University. His previous publications include Capitalism and Climate Change: Theoretical Discussion, Historical Development and Policy Responses, Palgrave Macmillan (2012).
Melinda Cooper is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. She is author of Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism (Zone 2017) and coeditor, with Martijn Konings, of the Stanford University Press book series Currencies: New Thinking for Financial Times. She is currently working on two projects, one on public debt, taxation and spending and the other on the economic politics of the far right.
My research began with Modernism and I wrote my PhD on Djuna Barnes and American expatriate writing. I still publish on Barnes in this context, most recently a chapter titled "That Man In My Mouth: Editing, Modernism and Masculinity” in an edited collection Modernism and Masculinity: Literary and Cultural Transformations (Cambridge University Press 2014). Now I am interested in the afterlives of Modernist texts, and am currently writing a chapter on the cinematic citation of Djuna Barnes that expands a keynote paper I gave at The First International Djuna Barnes Conference hosted in collaboration with the Institute English Studies, Birkbeck College, and the British Association for American Studies in September 2012.
Professor Michael Berry is a leading scholar of urban studies and public policy with RMIT's Centre for Urban Research.
Murray Noonan’s research interests include Marxist political economy, state theory, International Relations theory and theories of imperialism. He currently teaches (Tutors) in two history subjects at Deakin University, namely ‘The Holocaust’ and ‘Sport in History’. He has held Research Fellow positions at the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University. He is an Associate Member of the Contemporary Histories Research Group, Deakin University: https://blogs.deakin.edu.au/contemporary-history-studies/contemporary-histories-group/
Natasha Heenan is a postgraduate research student in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. Her current research is focused on the role of environmental and spatial justice movements in contesting sustainable tourism and sustainable development and on the relations between international tourism and global environmental change.
Neil Davidson was for over two decades a career civil servant with the Scottish Government and its predecessors; he now lectures in Sociology with the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of The Origins of Scottish Nationhood (2000); Discovering the Scottish Revolution (2003), for which he received the Deutscher Memorial Prize and the Fletcher of Saltoun Award; How Revolutionary were the Bourgeois Revolutions? (2012); Holding Fast to an Image of the Past (2014); and We Cannot Escape History (2015). Neil is a supporter of the Radical Independence Campaign and a signatory to the Scottish Left Project.
Nick Srnicek is a lecturer at City University. He is the author of Platform Capitalism (Polity), Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work (Verso, with Alex Williams), and the forthcoming After Work: What's Left and Who Cares? (Verso, with Helen Hester).
Ola Innset holds a PhD in history and civilisation from the European University Institute in Florence, where he wrote a thesis entitled “Reinventing Liberalism – Early Neoliberalism in Context, 1920 – 1947”. He has published a book in Norwegian called “Franz Borkenau, Europa 1920 – 1947” (Dreyers forlag, 2014) and two novels. He is currently working on a monograph based on his thesis and a book on the history of neoliberalism in Norway.
Oliver Mispelhorn is a Master’s (coursework) student in Political Economy at the University of Sydney. His research interests include finance theory, the political economy of Australian capitalism, and worker cooperatives. He is currently completing a Master’s dissertation on the structural barriers to building worker cooperatives in the Australian context.
Oliver Summerfield recently completed a Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Science (Honours), majoring in Political Economy at the University of Sydney. He is interested in institutional economics, and the significance of energy systems transitions and environmental sustainability.
Paul Cammack graduated in English Literature in 1971, went to Chile (1971-3), got into studying and teaching Latin American and Third World Politics and shifted into global political economy, most recently at the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and City University Hong Kong. He is currently Honorary Professorial Research Fellow in the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. Recent publications are available at https://manchester.academia.edu/PaulCammack, and recent book reviews at http://whatsworthreading.weebly.com.
Paul Mason is a writer, broadcaster and film-maker. He is the former Economics Editor For Channel 4 News and BBC 2's Newsnight programme and now writes a weekly column for the Guardian newspaper. He is the author of several books including the award-winning PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future (Penguin, 2016) and the best-seller Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions (Verso, 2013). His website is: http://www.paulmasonnews.com/.
Penny Griffin is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at UNSW Sydney. In 2010 her book Gendering the World Bank won the British International Studies Association (BISA) International Political Economy Group book prize. Her 2015, Popular Culture, Political Economy and the Death of Feminism: Why Women are in Refrigerators and Other Stories is published with Routledge. Webpage: https://socialsciences.arts.unsw.edu.au/about-us/people/penny-griffin/. Twitter: @psgriffington
Philip Roberts is a final-year PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney, Australia, supervised by Professor Adam David Morton and Dr Damien Cahill. Phil was previously a fellow of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at the University of Nottingham where he received his doctoral research training. His research is on Brazil and his thesis is entitled "The Landless Workers Movement of Brazil: Class Struggle and Ideological Formation."
Phillip Toner is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney. His research interests include industrial structure analysis and industry policy; the economics of technical change; national vocational skills formation systems and labour market analysis. He has undertaken research for organisations including the OECD; World Bank; Industry Canada; South African Human Sciences Research Council; Australian Research Council; National Centre for Vocational Education Research and Department of Innovation, Science and Research.
Dr Phoebe Moore is an active researcher and a Senior Lecturer in International Relations and International Political Economy at Middlesex University, London in the Department of Law and Politics. Dr Moore has written several books and articles on labour struggle and the impact of technology on working lives. Moore recently won a British Academy/Leverhulme award (2015-17) to research the use of self-tracking health devices in companies. This cutting edge project is ‘Agility, Work and the Quantified Self’. She is lead Social Scientist researching the project The Quantified Workplace at a company in the Netherlands. Moore is primarily interested in how technology is transforming our work and labour and has recently published the single-authored monograph The Quantified Self in Precarity: Work, Technology and What Counts (Routledge, 2017) and a co-edited volume (with Martin Upchurch and Xanthe Whittaker) entitled Humans and Machines at Work: Monitoring, Surveillance and Automation in Contemporary Capitalism (Palgrave, 2018). Moore is also working with the International Labour Organisation looking at the risks of psychosocial violence and harassment for workers posed by new technologies at work.
Priya Chacko is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Adelaide. Her current research projects focus on the intersection of populism, neoliberalism and nationalism in India and the economics-security nexus in India, the United States and China. She is the author of Indian Foreign Policy: The politics of postcolonial identity from 1947 to 2004 and the editor of New Regional Geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific, both published with Routledge.
Beck Pearse is a lecturer in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney, and key researcher affiliated with the Sydney Environment Institute.
Rhiannon Firth is Senior Research Officer in Sociology at the University of Essex. Her research interests include utopian political theory, anarchist social movements, prefigurative spatial practices, radical epistemologies, and critical pedagogy. She is the author of Utopian Politics: Citizenship and Practice, which involved ethnographic research with several intentional communities, housing cooperatives, and autonomous social centres around the UK. She is currently conducting research on anarchist approaches to organising around natural disasters; radical and ethical futures in manufacturing; and she is writing the afterword for a new edition of Marie Louise Berneri's Journey Through Utopia, to be published by PM Press in 2019.
Riki Scanlan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy. Their preferred pronouns are they/them/theirs. Their PhD research currently focusses on the intersection of debates around planetary urbanisation and housing.
Robert Austin holds a Ph.D in History & Latin American Studies (La Trobe). His books include The State, Literacy and Popular Education in Chile, 1964-1990 (2003); (ed.) Diálogos sobre Estado y Educación Popular en Chile: de Frei a Frei, 1964-1993 (2004); (ed.) Intelectuales y Educación Superior en Chile: de la Independencia a la Democracia Transicional, 1810-2001 (2004, 2005); and (ed.) Imperialismo Cultural en la Historiografía Latinoamericana: Teoría y Praxis (2007). Over the past decade and with invaluable collaboration from Viviana Ramírez, he has been developing, inter alia, a history of Australian-based solidarity movements with Latin America since the 1970s.
Rodrigo Acuña is an Associate Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies at the Department of International Studies at Macquarie University.
Rowan Cahill has worked as a teacher, freelance writer, agricultural labourer, and for the trade union movement as a journalist, historian, and rank and file activist. He is currently an Honorary Fellow with the Faculty of Law, Humanities & the Arts, at Wollongong University (NSW). Rowan has published extensively in labour movement, radical, and academic publications; his books include as co-author A History of the Seamen’s Union of Australia, 1872-1972 (1981), Twentieth Century Australia: Conflict and Consensus (1987); and as co-editor, A Turbulent Decade: Social Protest Movements and the Labour Movement, 1965-1975, (2005). His most recent book is Radical Sydney (co-authored with Terry Irving). Cahill and Irving blog at ‘Radical Sydney/Radical History’.
Rubrick Biegon works as an associate lecturer and research administrator in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, in Canterbury, England. His research interests encompass the foreign policy of the United States, the international relations of the Western hemisphere, and the global political economy. He is currently researching US security assistance and security cooperation programs in relation to American hegemony. He also serves as the editorial manager of the journal Review of International Studies.
Sabrina Fernandes has a PhD in Sociology (with a specialisation in Political Economy) from Carleton University (Canada) and is currently a Full Collaborating Researcher at the University of Brasília. She is an activist in the Brazilian radical left focused on leftist strategy, eco-socialism, and feminist and right to the city struggles.
Sam Halvorsen is Lecturer in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London and (until October 2019) Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow. He is interested in the relationship between grassroots urban politics and territory, having published widely on Occupy London. Since 2015 he has been researching political parties and local governance in Buenos Aires. He recently founded the Latin American Geographies in the UK Research Network.
Samanthi Guanawardana’s book Gender, Ethnicity and Employment in War and Peace: Relations in Sri Lanka’s Free Trade Zones will be published by Rowman and Littlefield in May 2019 in the series “Global Political Economies of Gender and Sexuality, edited by Nicki Smith, Adrienne Roberts and Juanita Elias.
Sara Meger is a lecturer in international security in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on the political economy of global security, using a critical feminist lens. She is the author of Rape Loot Pillage: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2016) and editor of the blog The Gender and War Project (http://www.genderandwar.com). You can follow Sara on twitter @SaraMeger
Sarah Comyn is an ERC Postdoctoral Fellow on the SouthHem project at University College Dublin. Her monograph, Political Economy and the Novel: A Literary History of “Homo Economicus” is published with Palgrave MacMillan as part of the series ‘Palgrave Studies in Literature, Culture and Economics’. In 2016 she held a Chawton House Library Visiting Fellowship where she researched the political economic writings of Jane Marcet, Maria Edgeworth, and their literary networks. Her research interests are in Romanticism; Victorian literature; the transhistorical relationships between political economy and literature; and literary institutions in colonial Australia. Dr. Comyn is currently researching the cultural and literary history of Mechanics’ Institutes during the gold rush in colonial Victoria.
Sean is a Political Science and Economics graduate from the University of Sydney, and works as an External Relations Advisor to the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic). Sean has also worked on the 2017 campaign for Kristina Keneally, and is the Treasurer of the Willoughby branch of the NSW Labor Party.
Sébastien Rioux is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Canada and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Manchester
Shahar Hameiri is Associate Professor of International Politics and Associate Director of the Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. His recent books are International Intervention and Local Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2017), co-authored with Caroline Hughes and Fabio Scarpello, and Governing Borderless Threats (Cambridge University Press, 2015), co-authored with Lee Jones. He is co-editor of Navigating the New International Disorder: Australia in World Affairs, 2011-15 (Oxford University Press, 2017). He tweets @ShaharHameiri.
Shannon Brincat is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. His most recent project, The Spiral World, traces dialectical thinking in the Axial Age. He has been the editor of a number of collections, most recently From International Relations to World Civilizations: The Contributions of Robert W. Cox and Dialectics and World Politics.
Simone Tulumello is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Lisbon, Institute of Social Sciences. His research interests lie at the border between planning research and critical urban studies: urban security and safety; urban fear and planning; planning theory; urban futures; housing and neoliberal urban policy; the geography of crisis and austerity; cities of Southern Europe and Southern USA. Simone is author of Fear, Space and Urban Planning (Springer, 2017) and articles in journals including Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Urban Geography, International Planning Studies, Space and Culture, Cadernos Metrópole, and Archivio di Studi Urbani e Regionali.
Sirma Altun is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. Her research interests lie in the political economy of contemporary China, specifically in social welfare transformation and urban poverty. She is also interested in looking at the question of hegemony in China from a critical socio-spatial perspective.
Stefanie Wöhl is a Professor at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna and heads the team on European and International Studies. Her research explores state transformations and European integration from a feminist perspective with a focus on social reproduction and the global political economy.
Stuart Elden is Professor of Political Theory and Geography at the University of Warwick, UK. He is the author of books on territory, Michel Foucault, Martin Heidegger, and Henri Lefebvre. Shakespearean Territories will be published by University of Chicago Press in October 2018; and Canguilhem by Polity in 2019. He is currently working on a study of the very early Foucault, as well as editing a collection of Lefebvre’s writings on rural sociology and political economy with Adam David Morton. He runs a blog at www.progressivegeographies.com
Stuart Rosewarne’s research and teaching interests are in environmental and ecological economics, critical socialist ecology, international political economy, and the political economy of gender.
Sujatha Fernandes is Professor of Political Economy and Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney.
Susan Park is an Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Sydney. She focuses on how state and non-state actors use formal and informal influence to make the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) greener and more accountable. Susan has published in numerous journals, most recently in the Review of International Political Economy. Her latest book is International Organisations and Global Problems: Theories and Explanations (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Susan is an Associate Editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics and is Co-Convenor with Dr Teresa Kramarz (University of Toronto) of the Earth Systems Governance (ESG) Task Force ‘Accountability in Global Environmental Governance.’ Susan was the Chair of the Environmental Studies Section of the ISA from 2015 to 2017. She is a Senior Research Fellow of the ESG, an affiliated Faculty member of the Munk School’s Environmental Governance Lab at the University of Toronto, and an External Associate of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at Warwick University.
Susanne Soederberg is a Professor of Global Political Economy at Queen's University, Canada. She has recently been appointed as the Jane and Aatos Erkko Professorship at the Collegium for Advanced Studies at the University of Helsinki for the 2015-2016 academic year. Susanne is author of several books including The Politics of the New International Financial Architecture (Zed Books, 2004), Global Governance in Question (Pluto Books, 2006), and Corporate Power in Contemporary Capitalism (Routledge, 2010). She is currently working on a project that explores the geography of housing finance and debt relations among slum-dwellers in Manila, Mexico City and Mumbai.
Sydney Calkin is based in the Geography Department at Durham University, where she researches and teaches in the areas of feminist political economy and global development governance. Her writing has appeared in Third World Quarterly, Globalizations, and International Feminist Journal of Politics.
Terry Irving is a radical educationist and historian. After teaching working class politics and history for many years at the University of Sydney he is now Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong. With Rowan Cahill he blogs at http://radicalsydney.blogspot.com.au/. His webpage is http://www.savagedemocracy.net/. See also https://uow.academia.edu/TerryIrving
Tim Di Muzio is lecturer in International Relations and public policy at the University of Wollongong. His research is guided by two main agendas. In the first agenda, his interests lie at the intersection between the history of market civilisation, global capitalism and questions related to energy, the environment and global social reproduction. In the second agenda, his interests lie at the intersection between war, racism and liberal forms of rule in the making of world order.
Tom Barnes is a postdoctoral research fellow at the newly-established Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at the Australian Catholic University. He did his PhD in Political Economy at the University of Sydney. His new book, Informal Labour in Urban India: Three Cities, Three Journeys, is out with Routledge in early 2015. He blogs at http://tombarnes.info/.
Tom Chodor is a UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland. His research interests are in the areas of international political economy, international relations and globalisation. In particular, he is interested in the struggles over consent and hegemony within the neoliberal world order, and the transformative possibilities that emerge from such struggles. He is the author of Neoliberal Hegemony and the Pink Tide in Latin America: Breaking Up with TINA? (Palgrave, 2015).
Troy Henderson is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. His research topic examines the case for a Basic Income in Australia. In 2014 he completed his Masters of Arts (Research) on the Four-Day Workweek.
William Davies is Reader in Political Economy at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Co-Director of Goldsmiths’ Political Economy Research Centre. Economic Science Fictions is published by Goldsmiths Press.
Yanis Varoufakis read mathematics and economics at the Universities of Essex and Birmingham and subsequently taught economics at the Universities of East Anglia, Cambridge, Sydney, Glasgow, Texas and Athens where he still holds a Chair in Political Economy and Economic Theory. He is the author of a number of books, including The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the World Economy. His next book, to be published in April 2016 by Penguin-Random House, is entitled: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability. Varoufakis was, in his own words, “thrust onto the public scene by Europe’s inane handling of an inevitable crisis”. In January 2015 he was elected to Greece's Parliament with the largest majority in the country and served as Greece’s Finance Minister (January to July 2015). During his term he experienced first hand the authoritarian inefficiency of the European Union’s institutions and had to negotiate with the Eurogroup, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. His stint in government ended when he refused to sign a loan agreement that condemned Greece to yet another calamitous debt-deflationary cycle.
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