I joined the Department of Social Work, Care and Justice at Liverpool Hope University in January 2017 and am a Lecturer in Social Policy.
I teach across all years of Social Policy course, including the MA. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
My principal research interests lie with issues of critical political economy and discourse. In my dissertation, I have analysed the discursive strategies of different actors in France and Germany with regards to labour and social policies during the crisis processes 2007-2015. I am interested in the role of discourse in current politics in the aftermath of the economic recession and the rise of the right.
My most recent publications include:
(together with John Jordan) (2019): Alt-Right 'cultural purity' ideology and mainstream social policy discourse - Towards a political anthropology of 'mainstremeist' ideology, in: Social Policy Review 31.
(2019): Discursive Strategies and Change: Developments of French Capitalism in Crisis, in: Journal of Language and Politics
(2018): Understanding the Crisis Symptoms of Representative Democracy: The New European Economic Governance and France's 'Political Crisis', in: Social Policy and Society
(together with Nikolai Huke, David Bailey; MÃ³nica Clua-Losada and Olatz Ribera Almondoz) (2018): Disrupting European authoritarianism - Grassroots organizing, collective action and participatory democracy during the Eurozone crisis. Available at: https://www.tni.org/en/publication/disrupting-european-authoritarianism
(2018 -published online first 2016): Disciplining large member states during the crisis: Analysing the discursive strategies of the EU and German actors on France, in: Critical Policy Studies (12:1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2016.1208107
(2015): France in limbo: on the struggles about accumulation strategies in models of capitalism - the case of the pacte de responsabilitÃ©, in: French Politics (13:1), pg. 84-102.
(together with Stefanie Woehl) (2015): Gender Inequalities in Capitalist Crisis: Spain and France compared, in: Ebenau, Matthias/Bruff, Ian/ May, Christian (Hrsg.): New Directions in Comparative Capitalisms Research: Critical and Global Perspectives. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pg. 101-117.
(together with Hans-Juergen Bieling) (2014): Crisis-Induced Social Conflicts in the European Union - Trade Union Perspectives: The Emergence of 'Crisis Corporatism' or the Failure of Corporatist Arrangements? In: Global Labour Journal (5:2), pg. 153-175.