Global judgements and ideas.
My Academia page: https://mdx.academia.edu/PHOEBEMOORE (read my work there!)
My work profile page: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-directory/moore-phoebe
Career history I am an active researcher and a full time Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Middlesex, London. I have been teaching International Relations and International Political Economy since September 2000 in the United Kingdom. My PhD is from Nottingham University and my supervisor was Professor Andreas Bieler. I submitted my PhD in 2004, and I won the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Post-doctoral Fellowship at that time. I carried out this Fellowship at the University of Manchester from 2004-5. The Fellowship requires one to create a programme of research, and I entitled mine ‘Vocational Training in East Asia: The Impact of Curricula Reform on Workers’. I then gained a series of temporary contracts, at Lincoln University from 2005 – 7 in the centre for Policy Studies. I then worked at Salford University on a permanent contract teaching and researching in the area of International Relations and International Political Economy (August 2007 — June 2013).
I have conducted field work in Seoul, Korea, a number of times, including in 2002, 2004, and 2009. See my page Curriculum Vitae for a list of my published and forthcoming research, other academic work and keynote and public lectures.
My primary areas of research are transnational capitalism, production, workers’ rights, and the impact of technological change on societies and on people.
I am on the Executive Board for the Critical Political Economy Research Network and I was the Convenor for the International Political Economy Group (IPEG) of the British International Studies Association 2011-14 as well as a judge on the IPEG Book Prize judges panel.
More about my personal history I grew up in a place called Yarinacocha, Peru where my parents worked with the Instituto Linguistico de Verano and Wycliffe Bible Translators, my father, as a cultural anthropologist, and my mother as a graphic designer. These agencies worked to promote development in the rainforest area where we lived. This is undoubtedly where my interest in the political economy of development began, as a ‘gringa’ in the 1980s in a part of the world where the threat of terrorism, with the ever-threatening Shining Path, was part of everyday life. I saw poverty and relative destitution, but I also saw, and sensed the incredible strength and beauty of the resilient communities we were there to serve, who live from the immediate resources available and continuously struggle against the forces of neoliberal globalisation and Westernisation.
As a young woman I lived in Portland, Oregon; Austin Texas; and San Francisco California, three great cities. I gained my UG qualifications in Sociology at University of Texas at Austin, and then worked as an Employment Counsellor with Russian and South Korean immigrants in San Francisco, before deciding to travel the world on my own. I moved to Seoul, Korea, and then to Niigata, Japan, where I studied for an MA in Asia Pacific International Relations at the International University of Japan (IUJ). After being awarded the MA, I worked at the United Nations University (UNU) headquarters in Tokyo as a Research Assistant on a project that looked at good governance in Africa.