The Critical Political Economy research network is run by a board of four people. This board is supported by an international advisory board made up of a number of leading academics who broadly fall within the network’s remit of interest. Take a moment to meet the new board (elected in August 2015) below.
Monica Clua-Losada, Chair of CPERN:
I am a Lecturer at the University of Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona).
I am a tenure-track lecturer in public and social policy at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. I completed my PhD at the University of York (GB) in 2010 entitled Solidarity, Global Restructuring and Political Deregulation: The Liverpool Dockers’ Dispute 1995-98. I finished my BA Hons. in Politics with Educational Studies (2004) and my Master of Arts in Political Research (2006) also at the University of York. Prior to that, I completed a vaig completar el Certificate in Higher Education in Politics at Ruskin College, Oxford (2001).
My research focuses on analysing the critical political economy of crisis dynamics, particularly in relation to subaltern groups in society and their ability to disrupt and resist the political, economic and social manifestations of capitalist accumulation.
Angela Wigger, Vice-Chair and Treasurer:
I am a lecturer at the University of Raboud (Netherlands).
My research focuses on analysing the global economic crisis, crisis responses and power configurations with respect to political resistance. The issue of debt and overindebtedness, and how the crisis of debt is (de)politicized constitutes a focal point.
I specialise in the transnational political economy of the EU – with a special focus on competition regulation and financialisation processes from a critical (historical materialist) perspective. I am – amongst others – the author of the book The Politics of European Competition Regulation. A Critical Political Economy Perspective, co-authored by H. Buch-Hansen (2011, New York: Routledge/RIPE Series in Global Political Economy).
I am a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Middlesex University London (United Kingdom).
I have been teaching International Relations and International Political Economy since September 2000 in the United Kingdom and have published a number of books, articles and reports about labour struggle, industrial relations and the impact of technology on workers’ everyday lives. My PhD is from Nottingham University (supervised by Professor Andreas Bieler) and was entitled ‘Neoliberal Globalisation and Labour Struggle in South Korea’. I won the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Post-doctoral Fellowship at that time, served at the University of Manchester.
I have conducted field work in Seoul, Korea several times and in particular have worked with trade unions, researchers and social movements around issues to do with vocational training, education reforms and industrialisation.
Caroline Metz, Communications:
I am an ESRC PhD Candidate at the University of Manchester (UK).
In my research, I look at the reconstruction of the asset-securitisation market in Europe, from its near-collapse during the financial crisis to the present day. I focus on the political processes that underpin European financial practises and regulation, especially those related to current efforts to revive the securitisation market as part of the EU’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) project. My research also aims to shed light on securitisation as the commodification of debt and as the basis for further financialisation.
I am interested in international political economy in general, and in banking, finance and debt more specifically. I am a Teaching Assistant at the University of Manchester and at Manchester Business School, and an associate doctoral research at the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium.
The international advisory board is composed of:
Bastiaan van Apeldoorn (VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Dorothee Bohle (Central European University, Hungary), Ian Bruff (Manchester University, UK), Jan Drahokoupil (University of Mannheim), Eva Hartmann (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark), Laura Horn (Roskilde University, Denmark), Martijn Konings (University of Sydney, Australia), Magnus Ryner (King’s College London, UK), and Susanne Soederberg (Queen’s University, Canada).
Go to ‘Getting Involved‘ to see how you can join our growing community of academics and activists in the study and practice of critical political economy.