Lecturer in the Political Economy of Organisation, University of Leicester
I joined the School of Management in February 2012. Between 2012-2014 I left Leicester to work at the University of Potsdam, Germany, on a two-year Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship. The research grant enabled me to conduct a comparative case study of three global destinations of tourism in areas of urban poverty. I came back to Leicester on a full-time lectureship in September 2014 where I am teaching on the undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and PhD programmes with a focus on qualitative research methods and the sociology of organisation.
Previously I was a lecturer at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England (UWE), where I taught on the tourism and enterprise undergraduate programmes and on the MBA. I am a Senior Research Associate of the University of Johannesburg and a Visiting Research Associate at the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC), Leeds Metropolitan University. I have an MSc in Political Sciences from Freie Universität Berlin and a PhD from Leeds Metropolitan University.
My research interests converge at the intersections of mobility, organisation and politics. In this context I consider the role of transnational mobilities, from activists to tourists, in the formation of a global social question with a focus on the way slums are becoming destinations of a range of better-off travellers, in solidarity and volunteer travel and in slum tourism. This is also the topic of most recent book ‚Slumming It‘ (Zed Books 2016).
In 2012 I received a Marie Curie Post Doctoral Fellowship from the EU for a two-year research project on slum tourism, conducted at the University of Potsdam, Germany. The project website is www.qualpot.eu. Prior to this I won an early career grant from the University of the West of England to study tourism in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas and to initiate the foundation of a slum tourism research network. I co-organised the first conference in this field of research in December 2010 at UWE. This led to the publication of a special issue on slum tourism in the journal tourism geographies and a book I edited on the same topic. In May 2014 I hosted the second slum tourism network conference in Potsdam and I am co-editor of two special issues emerging from the conference publications. More information on the slum tourism research network can be found on its webpage www.slumtourism.net
In my second empirical research field I study the ways in which social movements organise themselves in response to place and space with a particular interest in the organisational form of the protest camp. In 2013 I published a book on protest camps as an organisational form (with Zed books) in collaboration with Anna Feigenbaum (Bournemouth University) and Patrick McCurdy (Ottawa University). I have taken part in the foundation of the protest camp research network. In the framework of the network, I am currently co-editing a book on case studies of protest camps across the world (forthcoming with Policy Press in 2017). I am also one of the founders of the protest camp research collective.
I have previously worked in an ESRC research project on Alternative Media Organisation in the 'Global South' (RES-155-25-0029).
Earlier work includes the foundation in 2003 of a research think tank, the Institute of Nomadology (InNo) in Berlin.
Professor, Griffith Business School, Griffith University
Current teaching areas
Macroeconomics, Quantitative methods
Economic growth and macroeconomics
The macroeconomics of natural resource abundance
Macroeconomic analysis of aid for health
The economics of civil conflict and post-conflict countries
Panel models and systems of equations
Fatima Bhoola lectures Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) where she obtained her MCom (Economics) degree in 2010. Her areas of interest include monetary policy, exchange rate volatility and economic growth. Published work includes studies on the determinants of output growth volatility in South Africa. She has also contributed book chapters pertaining to South Africa’s Financial and Labour markets. She is a passionate educator with a keen interest in learning and teaching.
Felipe Antunes de Oliveira is a Doctoral Researcher and an Associate Tutor in the Department of International Relations of the University of Sussex. He is also a professional diplomat of the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations.
His interest areas include Global Political Economy, Marxist Theories of International Relations, Dependency Theories and Uneven and Combined Development. He is specialised in Latin American contemporary political economy.
His current research compares neoliberalism and neodevelopmentalism in Brasil and Argentina.
Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
Fernando Luiz Lara is a Brazilian architect with degrees from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (BArch, 1993) and the University of Michigan (PhD, 2001). Prof. Lara's interests revolve around Latin American 20th century architecture with emphasis on the dissemination of its values beyond the traditional disciplinary boundaries. His PhD dissertation on this topic was expanded into a book: The Rise of Popular Modernist Architecture in Brazil, published in 2008 by the University Press of Florida. In his several articles Prof. Lara has discussed the modern and the contemporary Brazilian architecture, its meaning, context and social-economic insertion. His latest publications look at the modernist vocabulary and spatiality being appropriated by the humblest favela dwellers.
A member of the Brazilian Institute of Architects and the Brazilian DOCOMOMO, Lara has also been active in his native country as a critic, researcher and educator. A licensed architect in Brazil, Lara has designed many structures, alone or in partnership with others. His current interest in the favelas has turned into opportunities to engage with public policy at the municipal level as well as collaborations with local firms designing public spaces in informal settlements. In 2005 he founded Studio Toró, a non-profit devoted to the challenges of water conservation and urban flooding in Latin America.
At the University of Texas at Austin Fernando Lara teaches seminars on 20th century Latin American architecture and urbanism, as well as studios related to the continent's current urban challenges.
Fiona Haines (BA (Hons), PhD) is a Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at ANU. She has a BA (Hons) and PhD from the University of Melbourne. Her PhD won the 1996 Chancellor's Prize for excellence (Arts and Social Sciences). She teaches in the area of corporate and white collar crime, regulation and compliance as well as the sociology of crime and deviance.
Professor Haines research interests and published work (including The Paradox of Regulation Edward Elgar 2011, Globalization and Regulatory Character Ashgate, 2005 and Corporate Regulation: Beyond Punish or Persuade, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1997) encompasses a diverse range of corporate harms, disparate regulatory regimes and regulatory contexts: environmental harm, workplace safety, product safety (including product liability insurance), corporate collapse, industrial disasters and anti-competitive conduct. Her current work extends is in three main areas: the impact of non judicial methods to ensure ethical practice of multinational business, exploring the connection between financial and climate regulation, and the development of regulatory regimes to enable decarbonisation of the Australian Electricity industry. Her work is both central to Criminological interests in corporate deviance and also inherently interdisciplinary. Her various research projects involve a number of partners including the Melbourne Energy Institute (she is a member of the executive of MEI), the Centre for Public Policy and, with respect to the control of multinational business, Oxfam Australia and ActionAid Australia.
Professor Haines has advised government in the area of regulation and regulatory policies. She has worked with and range of government agencies including: Department of Justice (Victoria) Civil Law Policy, Primary Industries and Resources (South Australia) (PIRSA), National Road and Transport Commission and the Victorian Taxi Directorate. As a result of her research and consultancy work, she is called on to address government and professional conferences and seminars in a wide range of areas, most recently for the Victorian Law Reform Commission and the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission. She was a member of the Victorian Government Advisory Committee for the Equal Opportunity Act review, chaired by the former Victorian Public Advocate, Julian Gardiner in 2008 and a member of the Victorian Government Firearms Consultative Committee from 2005-2009.
Professor Haines co-edited the international journal Law & Policy with Professors Nancy Reichman (University of Denver) and Colin Scott (University College Dublin) from 2006-2012. She sits on several editorial boards including Regulation and Governance and the socio-legal studies series for Palgrave MacMillan.
Flavio Menezes is a Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland where he served two terms as Head of the School of Economics. During his tenure, the School experienced considerable growth and change and became one of the top economics department in Australia
Flavio joined the University of Queensland in June 2006 after more than a decade at the Australian National University, where he was, amongst other responsibilities, the Foundation Director of the Australian Centre of Regulatory Economics.
Flavio was also a part-time Vice President with the Regulatory Economics and Public Policy Practice at CRA International in Canberra until May 2006 and a Senior Consultant until May 2007.
Flavio Menezes has published over 50 journal articles on the economics of auctions, competition and regulatory economics, industrial organisation, and market design. He is regarded as Australia’s leading auction theory expert and author of a well-known textbook on auction theory published by Oxford University Press.
Flavio Menezes has presented seminars and delivered lectures in the Americas, Europe and in the Asia Pacific Region. He has lectured to both academic audiences and practitioners. His academic career has taken him to world renowned institutions as a visitor. He is a vice President of the Economic Society of Australia (Queensland Branch), a member of several editorial boards and associate editor of a number of international journals.
Professor Menezes has a rich consulting experience. Overseas consulting includes being the main advisor on the determination of a privatisation model for utilities, providing advice on electricity regulatory reform, and reviewing government procurement practices.
Consulting experiences in Australia include advising the ACCC, IPART, the Victorian Government and the DCC on the application of auction theory to regulatory environments and providing economic advice to various private and public organisations on mergers, competition policy cases and regulatory issues in defence, energy, banking, health, transport and telecommunications.
Current teaching areas:
- Macroeconomics, Quantitative methods
Research expertise :
- Economic growth and macroeconomics
- The macroeconomics of natural resource abundance
- Macroeconomic analysis of aid for health
- Development economics
- The economics of civil conflict and post-conflict countries
- Panel models and systems of equations
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Francesca Gino is a professor of business administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She is also formally affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, with the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard, and with the Behavioral Insight Group at Harvard Kennedy School. Professor Gino teaches Decision Making and Negotiation in the MBA elective curriculum and in Executive Education programs at the School. She co-chairs an HBS Executive Education program on applying behavioral economics to organizational problems. She also teaches a PhD course on Behavioral Approaches to Decision Making and a PhD course on Experimental Methods.
After graduating in Physics at Oxford, I switched to economics with an MSc at the London School of Economics, before writing my PhD thesis on the theory of saving at Birkbeck College. I began my career at the age of 22 at Kingston Polytechnic. After spells at the Universities of Massachusetts, Leicester, Leeds and Kent, I moved to the LLAKES research centre at the Institute in April 2010.
My general interests lie in labour economics, education and political economy. I maintain an interdisciplinary approach in both research and teaching. My research covers three overlapping areas: skill formation in schools and workplaces, the role of unions, and the analysis of job quality.
Research Associate, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford
I was a Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at the University of Oxford from 1996 to 2012. I am now a research associate of the Centre continuing to work on labour markets and firms in sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining the Centre in 1991 I held positions in Tanzania at the Tanzania Investment Bank, in the UK at the National Institute of Economics and Social Research and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and in Australia at the Bureau of Agricultural Economics and the Australian National University.I am currently working on projects studying the evolution of firms in Africa, the productivity of agriculture and the links between skills, employment and incomes in African labour markets.
Dr. Lemieux joined the George Washington University in 2006 and he is jointly appointed at the Department of Sociology and the College of Professional Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Montreal in 2002. Dr. Lemieux’s research has focused on policing, homeland security, and cybersecurity. He is currently conducting studies on cyber defense and intelligence sharing on cyber threats. Dr. Lemieux has also published various journal articles examining crime control during major disasters, counter-terrorism, intelligence agencies, and police cooperation. He has published six books; Militarization of the Police Apparatus (2005), Norms and Practices in Criminal Intelligence (2006), Homeland Security Handbook (2007), International Police Cooperation (2010, Crime During Disasters (2010), Economic Development, Crime, and Policing (2014). He is currently working on a new book on Strategic Cyber Operations to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.