Between 2005 and 2021 I was employed as lecturer/senior lecturer/associate professor in Finance & Political Economy at the University of Leicester. In 2021 I was made redundant from that institution as part of widespread restructuring. In the School of Business this took the form of a plan to ‘disinvest from research and scholarship in critical management studies and political economy
‘. (This short video
summarises the effect.) Along with other former colleagues, I am pursuing University of Leicester bosses through employment tribunal alleging unfair and unlawful dismissal.
Prior to Leicester, I worked at Nottingham Trent University (1999–2005) and before that on various casualised research and lecturing contracts at University of Leeds (1993–1997).
I am currently engaged in various projects, waged and unwaged, teaching at Leeds University Business School, and the creation of a Masters in Commons Administration. I am a founding member of UCU Commons
; in March 2023 I was elected Honorary Treasurer of UCU, a post I will take up in June.
I was a member of The Free Assocation
collective and an editor of Turbulence: Ideas for Movement
, collective writing and publishing experiments that have both now run their course.
: a series of 26 short videos, made during the course of the pandemic, intended as a contribution to keeping open a portal between this world and the next.
Institute for Commoning (‘inCommons’): a project to create an intellectually rigorous and extra-institutional programme of study, a Masters in Commons Administration
, which will turn the infamous and ubiquitous MBA on its head.
Everything for Everyone
: a site hosting very very occasional blog posts. Also badges and patches