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Dr Harry Pitts

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Management in the Department of Management at the School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol, with current responsibility for the first-year Global Business Environment unit. I hold a PhD in Global Political Economy from the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath, for which I was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as one of the inaugural intake of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership. Prior to joining the Department of Management, I taught social theory at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol and the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath. I also held research posts at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol; the Department of Arts and Cultural Industries, University of the West of England; and the Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Previous research roles and collaborations outside academia include Unite the Union, Creative England, Tower Hamlets Borough Council and Toynbee Hall. I am a member of the Labour in Transition International Interdisciplinary Network, the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy Social Reproduction Working Group and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies Young Academics Network, as part of working groups on Labour Futures and the Basic Income. I was co-convenor of the stream 'Political Economy, Value and Valuation: Advancing Contemporary Critiques of Capitalism and Exploring Alternatives' at the International Critical Management Studies conference 2017, and am co-convenor of the stream 'Organizing Resilience: In, Against, Beyond and Despite Capital' at LAEMOS 2018. From January 2018 onwards, I will be a member of the Associate Board for Work, Employment & Society.