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).
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.
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.
Dr Gorkem Altinors is an Assistant Professor in politics at Bilecik Seyh Edebali University. He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Nottingham where he was a research assistant at the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ). His research interests include Critical IR/IPE, neoliberalism, authoritarianism, populism, Eurocentrism, Islamism, and MENA politics. His contributions are published on Mediterranean Politics, Turkish Studies, Political Studies Review, Capital & Class, Progress in Political Economy, and LSE Middle East Centre Blog. His forthcoming book The State and Society in Modern Turkey: From Kemalism to Islamism will be published by Brill, Historical Materialism Book Series.
Sirma Altun is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy 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.
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).
Linda Weiss is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Professor Emeritus in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, and Honorary Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University. She specialises in the comparative and international politics of economic development in advanced and industrialising countries, with a focus on state capacity and public-private sector relations in a globalised environment. Major works include Myth of the Powerless State (Cornell University Press); Creating Capitalism (Blackwell); States and Economic Development (Polity); States in The Global Economy (Cambridge University Press). Her most recent work, America Inc.? Innovation and Enterprise in the National Security State (Cornell University Press) integrates political economy with security scholarship. Elizabeth Thurbon is an Associate Professor in International Political Economy and Scientia Fellow at the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney. Her research specialism is the political-economy of techno-industrial development and change, with a focus on the developmental role of the state. Her most significant publications include the 2016 book Developmental Mindset: The Revival of Financial Activism in South Korea (Cornell University Press). She is currently a co-chief investigator on two large grants: an ARC-funded project on East Asia's Clean Energy Shift (2019-2021), and an Academy of Korean Studies-funded project on Korea's future development trajectory (2018-2022). *As frequent co-authors we rotate first authorship
Tash Heenan & Anna Sturman are two halves of one academic brain. Tash completed her MA in Political Economy at the University of Sydney and is a Researcher at United Voice. Anna is currently a PhD candidate in the same department and has a background in law and political science. They are members of the Climate Justice Collective (CJC), a nation-wide grassroots network organising toward a radical, progressive Green New Deal for Australia.
Sakshi Aravind is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, working on Indigenous Environmental Justice in Australia, Brazil, and Canada. Previously, she graduated from the University of Oxford, where she studied for the Bachelor of Civil Law (2014-15), specialising in criminal law and evidence. Her research areas include legal and indigenous geographies, comparative environmental law, multispecies justice, and political ecology.
Sasha Klumov Attard is an undergraduate student at the University of Sydney studying Political Economy and Philosophy. He currently works as a research assistant at First Draft, in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UTS.
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.
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.
Milan Babic is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam, where he works on the rise of foreign state investment in the global political economy and the future of the liberal international order and neoliberal globalisation. You can find out more on milanbabic.com
Seamus Barker worked for 10 years as a physiotherapist before completing a B.A. Hons (Social Theory and English) at Melbourne University and an MPhil at the University of Cambridge. He is now completing his PhD in the Department of Sociology at the University of Sydney, investigating the competition between different paradigms of pain, as it plays out in medical, scientific, legal, insurance, and political fields. He has published in the areas of Critical Medical Humanities, Narrative Theory, and Sociology of Science and Law. He is also interested in social and critical theory, political economy, hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, sociologies of health and the body, and the work of Pierre Bourdieu and of Paul Ricoeur.
Tom Barnes is an economic sociologist and ARC DECRA fellow at Australian Catholic University (ACU). His research primarily focuses on insecure, precarious and informal work in Asia (especially India) and Australia. He is involved in two current ARC-funded projects which focus on the demise of Australian automotive manufacturing and the impact on workers and communities in closure-affected regions. He completed his PhD in political economy at the University of Sydney in 2011. He has written two books, Informal Labour in Urban India: Three Cities, Three Journeys (Routledge, 2015) and Making Cars in the New India: Industry, Precarity & Informality (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He is currently formulating a new project on labour movements and global warehousing/logistics.
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.
Mike Beggs is a Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Sydney and on the editorial board of Jacobin. His book Inflation and the Making of Australian Macroeconomic Policy was published by Palgrave in 2015.
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.
Jacqueline Best is a Full Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. Her research is at the intersection of international relations, political economy and social theory. She has been a visiting professor at University College, Oxford University, the University of Queensland and the University of Sheffield. Professor Best has been awarded a number of research prizes, including most recently the Leverhulme Trust’s international visiting professorship. She has recently published Governing Failure: Provisional Expertise and the Transformation of Global Development Finance with Cambridge University Press. She a currently co-editor of the high-ranked journal, Review of International Political Economy.
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.
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.
Patrick Bigger is a Lecturer in Economic Geography in the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK. His research spans an array of environmental, financial, and political entanglements across world regions, currently focused on infrastructure and adaptation.
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).
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.
Alexis Moraitis holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, UK. Alexis has taught political economy at different UK universities including Warwick, Oxford Brookes and Birmingham. His research interests include industrial policy and deindustrialisation, the political economy of France and the European Union, and state-market relations in the global economy. Some of his work has been published in Capital & Class, French Politics and New Political Economy.
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.
Ian Bruff is Senior Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Manchester, UK. He has published widely on capitalist diversity, European capitalisms, neoliberalism, and social theory: for example, the recent collection Authoritarian Neoliberalism: Philosophies, Practices, Contestations (Routledge; co-edited with Cemal Burak Tansel), originally a special issue of the journal Globalizations and for which he co-authored two papers. He is currently researching the foundations of neoliberal thought, and is the Managing Editor of the Transforming Capitalism book series published by Rowman & Littlefield International.
Gareth Bryant is a political economist at the University of Sydney. He works as a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Economy and as economist-in-residence with the Sydney Policy Lab.
Gareth Bryant and Adam David Morton are co-editors of Progress in Political Economy (PPE).
Verity Burgmann is an honorary Adjunct Professor of Politics in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University and Director of the Reason in Revolt Project, an online database at www.reasoninrevolt.net.au of primary source documents of Australian radicalism from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. In 2013 she was Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack Professor at the Free University in Berlin. From 1981 to 2012 she taught at the University of Melbourne and became its first female Professor of Political Science in 2003. She was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 1999. Her publications focus on labour movements, environmental movements, anti-corporate movements, protest movements, radical ideologies and utopianism.
Dr. Tony Burns is Associate Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Janet Burstall completed her Research Masters thesis in Political Economy in 2019, titled How capital and the state redefined the value of labour since 1975. Her research seeks to bring a critique of twenty-first century capitalism to the labour and climate action movements. She has decades of experience in public sector union and socialist activism. She is editor of the Workers’ Liberty in Australia newsletter.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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).
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 https://whatsworthreading.weebly.com.
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.
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.
Madison Cartwright is a PhD candidate and Postgraduate Teaching Fellow in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and Social Sciences with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney, for which he received the Helen Nelson Prize for the Best Thesis in IVth Year Honours. He was also the recipient of the RN Spann Scholarship in 2015. Madison has published on historical institutionalism in Policy Studies and on preferential trade agreements in The Pacific Review. He is also a co-author of a forthcoming book chapter on corporate agency, in press with Lynne Rienner. His research interests include international standard setting and trade, state-business relations and historical institutionalism.
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.
Tom Chodor is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the School of Social Sciences, Monash University. His research focuses on the global governance of the global political economy and the role of non-state actors in contributing to and contesting global policy agendas. He has published articles in Review of International Political Economy, Globalizations and Global Governance, and is the author of Neoliberal Hegemony and the Pink Tide in Latin America: Breaking Up With TINA? (Palgrave 2015).
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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jack Copley is an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick. His research focuses on British political economy, financialisation, the capitalist state, and Marxist value theory. He has published in the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, New Political Economy, and Environment and Planning C. He is also co-founder of the podcast Political Economy for the End Times.
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.
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.
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.
Gareth Dale teaches politics at Brunel University. His publications include books on Karl Polanyi, the GDR and Eastern Europe, and international migration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bella is a Political Economy Honours student writing her thesis on human-animal relations and the reproduction of life under capitalism through the lens of zoonotic disease crises.
Tim Di Muzio is an Associate Professor in International Relations and Global Political Economy in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His research focuses on issues of social and environmental justice from a critical political economy perspective.
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).
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.
Filipe Duarte completed a PhD in Social Work at Carleton University (Canada). His thesis, entitled "The Politics of Austerity and Social Citizenship Rights: A Case Study of the Impact of the 2008 Financial Crisis on the Welfare State in Portugal", provides a detailed account of the austerity measures on welfare cash benefits adopted in Portugal between 2010 and 2014. Filipe is also a researcher and activist within the radical/structural social work tradition.
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.
Inés Durán Matute is a postdoctoral research fellow at the International Research Group on Authoritarianism and Counter-strategies of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Germany), and the Posgrado de Sociología, Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico). She holds a PhD in Arts and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney (Australia), and has been postdoctoral fellow at CIESAS (Mexico) and Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UCLA (USA).
David Duriesmith is a Lecturer in Gender and Politics within the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sheffield. Prior to this, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Queensland. David researches masculinity, armed conflict and violence prevention. David’s work has been published in outlets such as the International Feminist Journal of Politics, International Theory, Security Dialogue, and his 2017 book Masculinity and New Wars published by Routledge.
Matthew Eagleton-Pierce is a Lecturer in International Political Economy at SOAS University of London. His research interests are within many areas of political economy, but particularly: 1) the history and contemporary forms of neoliberalism; and 2) the politics of world trade. His first monograph, Symbolic Power in the World Trade Organization, was published by Oxford University Press in 2013 and he is the author of Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts published by Routledge in 2016.
Gavin Edwards taught at the the University of Sydney from 1970 to 1973 and subsequently at the University of Wales Lampeter and the University of South Wales where he is now Emeritus Professor of English. His publications include Narrative Order 1789-1819: Life and story in an age of revolution (Palgrave, 2005) and an edition of Watkin Tench: Letters from revolutionary France (University of Wales Press, 2001).
Nina Eichacker is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Rhode Island. She earned her PhD at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and she aims to synthesize Marxian and Keynesian economics with World Systems Analysis to better understand the world. Her current work focuses on critical macro finance, the financial, economic, and political roots of crises, and the consequences of core and periphery dynamics in the Eurozone. Her teaching interests lie in macroeconomics, money and banking, and the economics of globalization. Some of her recent work has been published in Challenge, The Review of Political Economy, and FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting).
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.
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 was published by University of Chicago Press in 2018; and Canguilhem by Polity in 2019. His next book will be The Early Foucault, due with Polity in June 2021. As well as co-editing Henri Lefebvre, From the Rural: Economy, Sociology, Geography by University of Minnesota Press in 2022, he is currently writing a book on Foucault’s work in the 1960s. He runs a blog at www.progressivegeographies.com
Susan is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at the University the Wollongong. Her research falls into three main areas: 1) the growth of multilateral development finance; 2) the theory and structures of aid and its future directions; 3) exploring specific development challenges like sanitation and microfinance utilising a framework from emotions research. She has published a book on the World Bank in Indonesia and Vietnam and 25 journal articles and book chapters. Susan is currently working on a co-authored book with Dr Adrian Bazbauers titled The Global Architecture of Multilateral Development Banks: A System of Debt or Development? (Routledge) and as part of an editorial team for the first Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Development. Susan worked in the government, community, and aid sectors before becoming an academic and has volunteered with indigo foundation, a not-for-profit community development NGO, since 2002.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Michel Feher is a philosopher and a founding editor of Zone Books. He is the author of Rated Agency: Investee Politics in a Speculative Age (2018).
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.
Sujatha Fernandes is Professor of Political Economy and Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney.
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.
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.
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.
Antonia Flowers is a Graduate in the Energy Transition and Decarbonisation Team at Deloitte. She has a forthcoming article titled 'Reconceptualising Waste: Australia's National Waste Policies' in the Journal of Australian Political Economy.
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.
Anne Fremaux is a French philosophy teacher. She has completed her doctoral thesis entitled ’Towards a Critical theory of the Anthropocene: A Post-growth Green Republican Analysis’ at Queen’s university Belfast, UK under the supervision of Prof. John Barry. Her publications include: (2019) After The Anthropocene: Green Republicanism in a Post-Capitalist World. New York: Palgrave ; a science-fiction novel on the ecological crisis and transhumanism entitled L’ère du Levant (The Era of the Levantine) (Rroyzz, 2016) and a political-philosophical essay on the ecological predicament, La nécessité d’une écologie radicale, (Sang de la terre, 2011). She is currently looking for a post-doc or assistant-position.
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.
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.
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.
Jack A. Goldstone (PhD Harvard) is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Chair Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Mercatus Center, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Director of Schar’s Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions and Policy (SCIP). Previously, Dr. Goldstone was on the faculty of Northwestern University and the University of California, and has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, Stanford University, and the California Institute of Technology. He has received the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship award from the American Sociological Association, the Arnoldo Momigliano Prize, the Barrington Moore Jr. Award, the Myron Weiner Award, and fellowships from the J.S. Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Mellon Foundation. He recently served as the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Visitor to the American Academy in Berlin.
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.
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).
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
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.
Sam Halvorsen is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London. He is interested is in the relationship between territory and grassroots activism with a particular focus on Latin America. Having previously researched (and participated in) social movements in the UK, his recent empirical work has focused on political party activism in Latin American cities, particularly Buenos Aires. Theoretically, he seeks to build greater dialogue between Latin American and Anglophone debates on spatial politics, especially in relation to territory and territorial activism, something he has taken forward as founder and chair of the Latin American Geographies Working Group of the Royal Geographical Society
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.
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.
Graham Harrison is Associate Professor at the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. He is currently working on a study of the Africanisation of British politics.
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).
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.
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.
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
Troy Henderson is an economist with a particular interest in the past, present and future of work in Australia. He received a Bachelor of Economics and Social Sciences and a Master of Arts (Research) in Political Economy from the University of Sydney. He is completing his PhD in 2019. His Masters research focused on The Four-Day Workweek as a Policy Option for Australia, while his PhD thesis explores Basic Income as a Policy Option for Australia. He has published academic articles and book chapters on these and other work-related topics, and has undertaken economic consulting work for Public Services International. He has presented at national and international conferences, and is a regular media commentator. He is passionate about fair work, social justice, cricket and the NBA. Twitter: @TroyCHenderson
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 Social Justice and Transformation Series).
Elizabeth Hill is Associate Professor in Political Economy at The University of Sydney, and co-convenor of the Australian Work and Family Policy Roundtable. Her research focuses the political economy of gender, work and care in the Asia Pacific. She is currently a Chief Investigator on the Australian Women’s Working Future Project https://awwf.sydney.edu.au/
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.
Mo Hume is a Professor of Latin American Politics at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on how multiple and overlapping forms of violence are perceived by those who live in (post) conflict contexts. She has carried out extensive fieldwork in Central America, particularly El Salvador, where she also spent several years as a development worker in a local women’s organisation. She is currently Principal Investigator on an ESRC-Newton Caldas which focuses on struggles for socio-environmental rights along the Atrato River in Colombia.
Elizabeth is a political economist at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Her research examines work and workers in the context of economic crisis and change, including neoliberalism, climate change and workplace disasters. Elizabeth is an Associate of the Centre for Future Work at The Australia Institute. Her book How Labour Built Neoliberalism was released in 2019 with Brill’s Studies in Critical Social Sciences series, and the paperback is available through Haymarket Books. She is a member of the UTS Climate Justice Research Centre and the Australian Centre for Public History, and in the latter leads the Work and Technology research node. She is on the editorial boards of the Economic and Labour Relations Review and the Journal of Working Class Studies.
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.
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.
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 https://radicalsydney.blogspot.com.au/. His webpage is https://www.savagedemocracy.net/. See also https://uow.academia.edu/TerryIrving
Peter Ives is Professor of Political Science at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Reed College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social & Political Thought from York University, Toronto. His research is broadly centred on language and political theory with a more specific focus on the ‘politics of global English.’ He is author of Gramsci’s Politics of Language: Engaging the Bakhtin Circle and the Frankfurt School (University of Toronto Press, 2004, Turkish translation 2011, Chinese translation 2018); Language and Hegemony in Gramsci (Pluto Press, 2004); co-editor, with Rocco Lacorte, of Gramsci, Language and Translation (Lexington, 2010), and with Thomas Ricento and Yael Peled, Language Policy & Political Theory (Springer 2015). His articles have appeared in Language Policy, Political Studies, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Historical Materialism, Rethinking Marxism and the Review of International Studies. His articles have been translated into Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese.
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
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.
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.
Dr Ari Jerrems is an early career researcher who teaches International Relations at Monash University. His research is at the intersection of International Relations, Human Geography and Political Theory, focusing on changing notions of political space and citizenship.
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.
David Karas is a French-Hungarian political scientist based in Kyrgyzstan, teaching International Political Economy and International Relations in Central Asia at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. He completed a PhD on statist and neoliberal developmental strategies in post-socialist Central Europe at the European University Institute in 2015. His current research interests focus on comparative capitalism, neoliberal authoritarianism and developmental trajectories in the periphery and semi-periphery.
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).
Samuel Knafo is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex. His research is on liberal financial governance, which has led to the book entitled the Making of Modern Finance that received the 2014 International Political Economy Group book prize of the British International Studies Assocation. His main project now is to develop a social history of financialisation tracing the political and social struggles around key financial developments in the United States, which radically transformed the global financial system.
Berkay Koçak is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Waikato. He is specializing in the ‘social history of political theory’ of the German Enlightenment (Aufklärung), specifically focusing on the political thought of Immanuel Kant. His dissertation, Kant’s Universalism in Context: Repoliticizing on the Origins of a Seminal Political Discourse investigates the relationship between Kant’s universalist philosophy and the development of social & political transformations of the Prussian state-building process towards (enlightened) absolutism. By following the approach of Political Marxism, Berkay’s works aim to historicize and (re)politicize the origins of intellectual ideas in relation to contextual transitions from feudalism to capitalism. In addition to his dissertation, Berkay investigates the intersections between cosmopolitanism, universalism, absolutism, nation-state, and transition to capitalism within the enlightenment processes of Prussia.
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.
Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven is a Lecturer in International Development at the University of York. She holds a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research (NSSR). Ingrid's research can be roughly divided into three main categories, namely the role of finance in development, structural features of underdevelopment, and an assessment of policy recommendations by international organisations. She is also affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, Associate Editor of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Academic Officer for the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE), founding editor of the blog Developing Economics, founder and executive board member of Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ), and on the editorial board of Third World Thematics.
Sian Lazar is a social anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, UK. She works on social movements, especially labour movements, in Bolivia and Argentina. She is the author of El Alto, Rebel City (Duke, 2008) and The Social Life of Politics (SUP, 2017).
Kevin Lin is a PhD candidate researching labour politics in China at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Daniel Lopez is a Contributing Editor for Jacobin Magazine and an Honorary Research Associate with the Department of Social Inquiry and the Thesis Eleven Forum for Social and Political Theory at La Trobe University, in Melbourne, Australia. His book, Lukács: Praxis and the Absolute was published by Brill in 2019, and in paperback by Haymarket in 2020.
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.
Philip Mader is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (Brighton, UK) and program convenor of the MA in Globalisation, Business and Development. His research focuses on development, finance and the politics of markets. He previously was a PhD researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and a postdoc in the University of Basel’s Sociology Department. He is one of the editors of the International Handbook of Financialization (Routledge 2020) and author of The Political Economy of Microfinance: Financializing Poverty (Palgrave 2015).
Andreas Malm is a Senior Lecturer in Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden. He is the author of Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming (Verso, 2016), The Progress of This Storm: Nature and Society in a Warming World (Verso, 2018), Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century (Verso 2020), How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire (Verso, 2020) and White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Dangers of Fossil Fascism, written together with The Zetkin Collective (Verso, 2021).
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.
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: https://www.paulmasonnews.com/.
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.
David McNally is the Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business at the University of Houston. He is a long-time activist in anti-racist, socialist, and anti-poverty movements. His books include Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance (winner of the 2012 Paul Sweezy Award) and Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism (winner of the 2012 Deutscher Memorial Award). His book, Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire will be published in 2019.
Desmond McNeill (PhD, economics, University of London) graduated from Cambridge University in 1969. He has been a lecturer at University College London and the University of Edinburgh and recently retired from the Centre for Development and the Environment, at the University of Oslo, Norway, where he had formerly been Research Professor and Director.
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 (https://www.genderandwar.com). You can follow Sara on twitter @SaraMeger
Sara Meger is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Melbourne. Her research draws on the intersection of critical political economy and feminist perspectives on security, with particular focus on war and armed conflict and gendered violence. She is the author of Rape Loot Pillage: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, published in 2016 by Oxford University Press. Julia Sachseder is a recent PhD graduate and lecturer at the University of Vienna and a fellow of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Her research focuses on the intersections of gender, race and neoliberal capitalism in the production of sexual violence and displacement in Colombia's armed conflict. She specialises in decolonial and feminist theory, IR and critical political economy.
Daniel Mertens is Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Osnabrück. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor (Habilitand) at Goethe University Frankfurt and a PhD researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. His main research interests lie in the political economy of credit markets, state finances and growth regimes. He is one of the editors of the International Handbook of Financialization (Routledge 2020) and of the forthcoming The Reinvention of Development Banking in the EU (OUP 2021).
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).
Nadim Mirshak is Lecturer in Sociology at The University of Manchester. His research focuses on political sociology, sociology of education and critical pedagogy, social movements, state-society relations under authoritarian contexts, and Gramscian readings of the Middle East. Some of his work has been published in Social Movement Studies, Critical Sociology, and Open Democracy.
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.
Cat Moir is Senior Lecturer in Germanic Studies and European Studies at the University of Sydney. Her research specialises in European intellectual history, with a particular focus on the German-speaking world.
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.
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.
Madelaine Moore recently defended her PhD thesis at the University of Kassel, Germany, which explored struggles over water in Australia and Ireland using social reproduction theory. She was a Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Scholar and has been a visiting researcher at the University of Manchester. In 2021 she will be taking up a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Bielefeld. Her research interests include marxist and feminist theory, critical political economy, water governance and eco-social policy.
Adam David Morton is Professor 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. The volume Henri Lefebvre, From the Rural: Economy, Sociology, Geography is out in 2022 with University of Minnesota Press, co-edited with Stuart Elden.
Ronaldo Munck is Head of Civic Engagement at Dublin City University and a Visiting Professor of International Development at the University of Liverpool and the University of Buenos Aires. He has written widely on Latin American social movements and the impact of globalisation on labour.
Manjusha Nair is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University. Before this, she taught at the National University of Singapore. She is the author of Undervalued Dissent: Informal Workers’ Politics in India (SUNY Press, 2016). Her research has been at the intersection of political sociology and development, with a comparative and historical focus on land and labour politics in India, China, South Africa and Ethiopia. She can be contacted at Robinson Hall B311, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, Phone: +1 703-993-1441, Fax: +1 703-993-1446, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anitra Nelson is an activist-scholar and Associate Professor, Honorary Principal Fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne, author of Marx’s Concept of Money: The God of Commodities (1999/2014), Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet (2018), co-author of Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide (2020) and co-editor of Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies (2011).
Alf Gunvald Nilsen is Professor of Sociology at University of Pretoria. He is the author of Dispossession and Resistance in India: The River and the Rage (Routledge, 2010), We Make Our Own History: Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism (Pluto Press, 2014, with Lawrence Cox), and Adivasis and the State: Subalternity and Citizenship in India's Bhil Heartland (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
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.
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/
Jörg Nowak is a Visiting Professor at University of Brasilia, Brazil. His most recent article publication is 'From industrial relations research to Global Labour Studies: moving labour research beyond Eurocentrism', in Globalizations, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14747731.2021.1874210
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).
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.
Maïa Pal is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford Brookes University and an editorial board member for the journal Historical Materialism.
Fahmi Panimbang is a labour activist based in Indonesia. His recent publications include Resistance on the Continent of Labour: Strategies and Initiatives of Labour Organizing in Asia (2017); ‘Labour Strikes in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia, 1998-2013’ in Strikes and Workers Movements in the 21st Century, edited by Jörg Nowak et. al., (2018); and ‘"The Drivers Who Move this Country Can Also Stop it": The Struggle of Tanker Drivers in Indonesia', in Choke Points: Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain, edited by Jake Alimahomed-Wilson and Immanuel Ness (2018).
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)
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.
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.
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.
Beck Pearse is a lecturer in the School of Sociology and Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University
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.
Lauren Pikó is a Gilbert Postdoctoral Early Career Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on the cultural history of ideal landscapes in Britain and Australia, particularly the intersections between imperialism and neoliberalism. Her book, Milton Keynes in British Culture: Imagining England was published by Routledge in 2019.
Pablo Pozzi, PhD in History (SUNY at Stony Brook 1989) is a Plenary Full Professor in the History Department of the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), where he holds the Chair in United States History and teaches the dissertation seminar on Argentine Labor. He specialises in contemporary social history, specifically post-1945 labour, both in Argentina and in the United States.
David Primrose is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney and guest-editor of the special issue of JAPE. His doctoral research presents an ideology critique of behavioural economics and its post-political implications for neoliberalism. He is also currently co-editing the Handbook of Alternative Theories of Political Economy (forthcoming from Edward Elgar) and Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Health and Healthcare. He acknowledges the financial support provided by the University of Sydney through the Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship and Merit Award Scholarship.
Launched in 2014, the Progress in Political Economy (PPE) blog is an island of heterodoxy edited out of the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney that is a home for many kinds of economic thinking that no longer fit easily in economics departments, including Marxian, post-Keynesian, Polanyian, institutionalist approaches, feminist and postcolonial perspectives, development studies, economic history and sociology, and the history of economic thought. In 2017, PPE was the recipient of the International Studies Association (ISA) Online Media Caucus Award for the Best Blog (Group). In 2018, it was the recipient of the International Studies Association (ISA) Online Media Caucus Award for Special Achievement in International Studies.
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: https://www.danielsinger.org/).
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.
Lee Rhiannon has worked in the social justice and environment movement for five decades. She is a qualified zoologist and botanist. Prior to commencing work with the Greens, Lee was the Director of AID/WATCH, the coordinator of the NSW Coalition for Gun Control and a member of the Women’s Advisory Council to the NSW Government. She has worked for a number of unions. Lee is particularly committed to sharing the skills she has gathered over five decades of campaigning. She was elected to the NSW parliament in 1999 and the Senate in 2010. As a Greens NSW MP and as a Senator Lee worked on a range of issues including exposing corporate political donations, supporting local environmental campaigns, public education and promoting workers’ rights. Lee resigned from the Senate in August 2018. She continues to work with communities on local housing campaigns, solidarity with Palestine and supports many other campaigns.
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.
Dr Egle Rindzeviciute is Associate Professor of Criminology and Sociology, the Department of Criminology and Sociology, Kingston University London, the UK. Before coming to Kingston, she held positions at Sciences Po in Paris, France, and Gothenburg and Linkoping universities in Sweden. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge (2019), a Research Fellow at the School of Public Administration, Gothenburg University (2016-2019), as well as Osteuropa Institute in Bremen University and Humbold University in Berlin. Dr Rindzeviciute is a member of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). She is editorial board member of The International Journal of Cultural Policy, Associate Editor of Culture Unbound and Advisory Board Member of Sapiens. Dr Rindzeviciute's last book, The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World, was published by Cornell University Press (2016). She is now working on two book projects, Prediction in Society: Science, Technology and Politics and Beyond Containment: The Making of Nuclear Cultural Heritage.
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.
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."
Rodrigo Acuña is an Associate Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies at the Department of International Studies at Macquarie University.
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.
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 https://anticap.wordress.com.
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.
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.
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.
Jokubas Salyga is a fourth-year PhD student in the School of Politics and International Relations and a Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at Nottingham University, UK and of the ZEIT-Stiftung Foundation in Hamburg, Germany.
Riki Scanlan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy. Their preferred pronouns are they/them/theirs. Their PhD research currently focuses on the intersection of debates around urbanisation, rent, and colonialism. They are fascinated by theoretical questions of space, time, and capital and buy more books than can be reasonably read.
Gabor Scheiring (PhD, Cambridge), former member of the Hungarian Parliament (2010-2014), is a Marie Curie Fellow at Bocconi University. Utilizing methods and insights from sociology, economics, political science, and epidemiology, he researches the social consequences of globalization and the political economy of health and democracy. His book, The Retreat of Liberal Democracy (Palgrave, 2020) shows how working-class dislocation and business elite polarization enabled illiberalism in Hungary.
Eric Selbin is a political sociologist whose research focuses on revolution and related forms of collective socio-political behavior as well as decentering international relations theory. He is currently Professor of Political Science and Holder of the Lucy King Brown Chair at Southwestern University, where he chairs the Political Science Program, and Faculty Associate at Observatorio de la Relación Binacional México - E.E.U.U., Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the National University Autonomous of Mexico. He is the author of Revolution, Rebellion, Resistance: The Power of Story as well as books, articles, and book chapters on revolution and on IR.
Yannick Slade-Caffarel is a PhD Candidate at King’s College London and an active member of the Cambridge Social Ontology Group. His doctoral thesis is focussed on the conception of social ontology – a theory of the nature and basic structure of social reality – developed in Cambridge over the last three decades.
Austin Hayden Smidt is a political philosopher, producer, writer, podcaster, and performer. He produced the cinematic adaptation of the best-selling book Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work, and is the co-host of the Owls at Dawn and Wisecrack “Show Me the Meaning” podcasts. His book Sartre, Imagination and Dialectical Reason: Creating Society as a Work of Art was published by Rowman & Littlefield International.
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: https://www.cmrnsmth.com
Susanne Soederberg is a Professor of Global Political Economy in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario Canada. In addition to Urban Displacements: Governing Surplus and Survival in Capitalism (2021), Dr Soederberg has authored several books, including two award-winning monographs, Corporate Power in Contemporary Capitalism (2010) and Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry (2014) – now fully open access!
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
Dylan Sullivan is a research student in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. His work focuses on global inequality, colonial history, environmental justice, and the economics of socialist planning.
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.
This group has been researching the historical lineage of the managerial practices that have shaped neoliberal governance. It writes about the legacy of innovations made by the RAND corporation on the development of various practices of governance (financial, corporate, environmental, and public management). The group is formed of Sahil Jai Dutta (Goldsmith University), Samuel Knafo (University of Sussex), Richard Lane (Utrecht University), Ian Lovering (University of Sussex), and Steffan Wyn-Jones (Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex).
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, New Political Economy, Review of International Studies, Globalizations, South European Society and Politics and The South Atlantic Quarterly.
Maria Tanyag is a Lecturer in the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. She is also currently a Resident Women, Peace, and Security Fellow at Pacific Forum International, a Hawaii-based foreign policy think tank on Asia Pacific security. Her most recent publications are: “Sexual Health and World Peace” in the Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research, “A Feminist Call to Be Radical: Linking Women’s Health and Planetary Health” in the journal, Politics & Gender, and “How Feminist Research will Help Solve the Climate Crisis” (available in Spanish).
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!
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.
Christy Thornton is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American studies at Johns Hopkins University. She received her PhD from New York University in 2015 and was formerly the director of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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: https://sydney.edu.au/arts/research/harn/
Joel Wainwright is Professor in the Department of Geography at the Ohio State University where he teaches about political economy, social theory, and environmental change. He is author of Decolonizing Development: Colonial Power and the Maya (2008), Geopiracy: Oaxaca, Militant Empiricism and Geographical Thought (2013), and Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future (2017) (with Geoff Mann).
Sam Webb completed the Master of Political Economy at the University of Sydney in 2019. Her dissertation focused on China's Belt and Road Initiative in Laos, for which she was awarded the Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship from the Australian Institute of International Affairs to undertake research in Laos.
Dr Sophie Webber is a Lecturer in the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney. Sophie is an economic geographer studying the political economies of climate change adaptation and resilience, with a focus on Southeast Asia and Pacific regions.
Edward Webster is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Southern Centre for Inequality and founder and associate of the Society, Work and Development Institute Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1995/1996. He was the first Ela Bhatt Professor at the International Centre for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) at Kassel University in Germany in 2009/2010 . His research interests lie in the world of work, labour movements and social policy. In 2009 his co-authored book, Grounding Globalisation: Labour in the Age of Insecurity was awarded the prestigious American Sociological Association award for the best scholarly monograph published on labour. In 2017 he co-edited two volumes, the Unresolved National Question: left thought under apartheid and Crossing the Divide; Precarious Work and the future of Labour.
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.
Heather Whiteside is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada. Her research on the political economy of privatization, financialization and austerity has been published in journals such as Review of International Political Economy, Economic Geography, Environment and Planning A, and Studies in Political Economy, and through several books including Purchase for Profit (2015), Canadian Political Economy (2020), Capitalist Political Economy (2020), and Varieties of Austerity (2021). She is currently the co-editor of Alternate Routes and co-coordinator of the Waterloo Political Economy Group. New projects include those on contemporary state capitalism and public enterprise, and archival research on joint-stock royal charter companies and the origins of capitalism in British North America.
Jessica Whyte is Scientia Fellow (Philosophy and Law) and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of New South Wales. Her work integrates political philosophy, intellectual history and political economy to analyse contemporary forms of sovereignty, human rights, humanitarianism and militarism. She is author of Catastrophe and Redemption: The Political Thought of Giorgio Agamben, (SUNY 2013) and The Morals of the Market: Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism (Verso, 2019) and an editor of the journal Humanity.
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.
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.
Matt Withers is a research fellow within the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University. His research is concerned with the developmental implications of temporary labour migration and remittances, both in Sri Lanka (where his PhD fieldwork was conducted), and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. His work adopts a multiscalar approach to migration dynamics and draws attention to local geographies and institutions as key sites of understanding through which to reconcile structural analysis with diverse and contextually-specific experiences of development and underdevelopment. His current research looks at how temporary labour migration intersects with work and care arrangements within migrant households, and calls for a ‘decent care’ agenda that frames support for gender-equitable social reproduction as integral to decent work and sustainable development.
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.
Seb Wrangles is a Master of Arts (Research) student with the Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney. Prior to this, he undertook Honours in Philosophy at the University of Adelaide. His current research interests include the political economy of finance and banking, particularly the history and impact of interest-only mortgages in Australia.
Erik Olin Wright is Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of many books, including Classes, Interrogating Inequality, Class Counts, Deepening Democracy (with Archon Fung), Reconstructing Marxism, Envisioning Real Utopias, and Understanding Class.
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).
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.
Ayşe Zarakol is Reader in International Relations at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow at Emmanuel College. Her research is at the intersection of IR and historical sociology, focusing on East-West relations in the international system, history and future of world order(s), conceptualisations of modernity and sovereignty, rising and declining powers, and Turkish politics in a comparative perspective. She is the author of After Defeat: How the East Learned to Live with the West (Cambridge University Press, 2011), which deals with international stigmatisation and the integration of defeated non-Western powers (Turkey after WWI, Japan after WWII and Russia after the Cold War) into the international system, and the editor of the prize winning Hierarchies in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Her articles have appeared in International Organization, International Theory, International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, among others. Her next book, Before the West: Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders, which advances an alternative global history for IR, is forthcoming soon from Cambridge University Press.
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.
Dr. Natascha van der Zwan is a Assistant Professor in Public Policy at Leiden University. She does comparative and historical research on financialization and pension systems, investment rules and regulations, and sustainable finance. Her article “Making Sense of Financialization” (Socio-Economic Review, 2014) is a key publication in scholarship on financialization. She is one of the editors of the International Handbook of Financialization (Routledge 2020).
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