Global judgements and ideas.

My Conferences

This is a select list of conferences and panels I have organised.

  • (2016) ‘What is new in new materialism?: Marxisms, new materialisms and the nature/culture divide’ Westminster University (CSE South Group, Materialisms reading gropu.
  • (2015) ‘Work, Politics and Austerity’ a one-day special event I organised with Critical Labour Studies and Conference of Socialist Economists. This event was held at the GMB in London and hosted international speakers
  • (2014) ‘The New Normal’ Programme Chair for IPEG Annual Conference, University of Leeds
  • (2014) ‘Neoliberalism meets Education: the political economy of precarity’ IPEG and BISA Teaching and Learning Working Group workshop at University of Middlesex (BISA funded)
  • (2013) Initiated and held the first conference for the Conference of Socialist Economists (CSE) South Group at Middlesex University 25 October
  • (2013) I proposed and ran the Future and Praxis of Decent Work seminar at Kassel University’s International Centre for Development and Decent Work, for which I was awarded £4,000 COST Action funding.
  • (2012) I hosted, organised, and ran  the Critical Labour Studies 8th Annual Symposium 18th-19th February. Delegates came from the Global Labour Institute in Geneva; the international project Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO); Anti-Slavery International; Middle East Technical Institute; and the Universities of Leeds, Nottingham, UWE, UEA, Hartfordshire, Sheffield, Manchester, Lancaster, and Salford. Panels included Privatisation and Trade Unions; Archiving Alternatives (including ‘Oral Histories of Waste pickers and their Unions in India’); Community Alliances and Unorganised Labour; Forced Labour; and a presentation about, and tour of the Working Class Movement Library.
  • (2011) I organised the Salford panel for the MeCCSA conference hosted by Salford University in   January 2011. The panel was entitled ‘Work, Precarity and Media Aesthetics’.
  • (2010) I hosted the IPEG Annual Conference at University of Salford which was intended as a part launch for the University’s Democracy and Human Rights Research Centre. I am now this Working Group’s Convenor.
  • (2009) Competed for, and was awarded £5,400 from University of Salford Annual Disbursement Fund to host the international conference I entitled Media Ecologies and Postindustrial Production. See blog post by Massimo Menichinelli
  • (2008) I organised International Studies Association (ISA) (New York) panels consisting of the authors of chapter contributors to the now published co-edited book: P. Moore and O. Worth (eds.) (2009) Globalisation and the New Semi-peripheries in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan).

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