Academic Background

With a background in social anthropology my research interests include cosmopolitanism, social identity, othering and interaction in the context of global work, cross-border mobility of transnational professionals in international organisations and management consultants implementing change. My work has appeared in Human Relations, Critique of Anthropology, European Journal of International Management, Social & Cultural Geography, Organization, The Conversation and in books from Palgrave Macmillan and Information Age Publishing.

 

Current research project: Global life and work in pandemic times    
The study focuses on the lived experience of transnational professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic transformed our globally interconnected world almost overnight as immobility was enforced, striking at the heart of transnational life. After a year of lockdowns and travel restrictions where national priorities and borders have been strongly reaffirmed, the aim is to investigate the particular impact of this disruption on an overlooked group of professionals, namely those who live and work abroad (internationals/expats/global workers/skilled migrants).

 

Previous media contributions

The complex world of the global citizen

10/11/17

BBC Worklife (International), United Kingdom, Web

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171110-the-complex-world-of-the-global-citizen

 

To be cosmopolitan you don’t have to be rootless or a member of the global elite

9/11/17

The Conversation (International), Web

https://theconversation.com/to-be-cosmopolitan-you-dont-have-to-be-rootless-or-a-member-of-the-global-elite-85636

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Research outputs: 

Imagining ‘non-nationality’: Cosmopolitanism as a source of identity and belonging

 

How European academics are feeling about life in Britain a year after Brexit vote

22/06/17

The Conversation (International), United Kingdom, Web

https://theconversation.com/how-european-academics-are-feeling-about-life-in-britain-a-year-after-brexit-vote-78687

 

 

 

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