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I am currently a researcher in WISERD Civil Society, exploring the changing world of work and the role and relevance of trade unions within the modern workplace. I previously worked for WISERD between 2014 and 2017, where I worked on the WMCS as well as researching childcare provision and the pupil deprivation grant. After leaving WISERD in 2017 I worked as a sociology and politics lecturer at Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning and at the University of Bath. I then had an extended hiatus from academia, working as a frontline support worker with rough sleepers in Cardiff for nearly 5 years. While outside academia I continued to pursue my academic interests and have written articles for popular publications such as Jacobin, New Socialist, and Planet: The Welsh Internationalist. I co-edited The Welsh Way: Essays on Neoliberalism and Devolution, which was published by Parthian Press in 2021, and I have recently finished a solo book on the petty bourgeoisie- A Nation of Shopkeepers– which will be published by Repeater Books in early 2023.
I am currently working on WISERD Civil Society work package 3.4, investigating the role of trade unions within the new world of work.
Beyond my day-to-day work on the labour process and trade unions, I have a diverse set of research interests. My PhD was an ethnography of the intersection of class, place and nationhood in the ‘British Wales’ region, which was set against a broader theoretical analysis of Welsh devolution and regional economic development. Since finishing my doctorate, I have continued to explore and write about national identity and the political economy of Wales. A book based on my PhD research into this region will be published in 2024. Beyond Wales, I am also particularly interested in social class in general, both at the macro and micro-levels; the sociology of the military and militarism; and the sociology of education. Lastly, my professional experiences as a frontline support worker mean I have a keen sociological interest in housing, homelessness and the criminal justice system.
Current Research: Work and trade unions; Trade unions and the education system in Wales; Militarism and the education system in Wales; national identity in British Wales.