Global Political Economy Alumni

  • Dr Frederick Harry Pitts

    Global Political Economy Alumni


    University of Bath, Department of Social and Policy Sciences

    Start date:

    Research topic: Marxian Value Theory and the Crisis of Measurability: A Case Study of Work in the Creative Industries in the UK and the Netherlands

    Email: fh.pitts@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fhpitts

    Website/Blog: http://frederickharrypitts.com/


  • Dr Steven Rolf

    Global Political Economy Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Global Political Economy (ESRC +3)
    University of Bristol, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

    Start date: September 2012

    Research topic: Uneven and combined development and the production of 'spaces of production': Electronics global production networks in the Dongguan-Hong Kong nexus

    Research supervisors: Professor Jeffrey Henderson (Bristol), Dr Adam Dixon (Bristol)

    Email: Steve.Rolf@bristol.ac.uk


  • Dr Lydia Medland

    Global Political Economy Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Global Political Economy (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bristol, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS)

    Start date: September 2013

    Research topic: Global Political Economy of Food and Seasonal Production (Case study, Morocco)

    My research is focused on seasonal workers and their experiences of global food production, specifically in Morocco. I am researching the social and working conditions of seasonal workers and their livelihood strategies whilst producing crops such as tomatoes in counter-seasonal rhythms destined for Europe. In the context of changing social and political conditions in Europe and Northern Africa I am interested to understand how the political economy of food is interpreted in local contexts, particularly by workers. Methodologically, my approach is interpretive and will involve in-depth interviews and visual methods. For this research I am learning French and Moroccan Arabic.

    Research supervisors: Professor Tonia Novitz (Bristol), Dr Emma Carmel (Bath), Dr Adrian Flint (Bristol)

    Professional memberships/Positions held:   Co-coordinator of Bristol Participatory Action Research Group SPAIS Student Rep

    Email: Lydia.Medland@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lydyact