Nicky Stubbs

Global Political Economy

PhD Researcher in Global Political Economy (ESRC 1+3)
Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

Start date: September 2015

Research topic: The transformation of work and the crisis of social democracy

I am interested in the process of de-industrialisation and the impact that it has on the everyday experience of work – particularly its transformative effect on labour subjectivity. This impacts the way people see themselves in an increasingly fragmented and divided labour market. I am particularly interested in the crisis of the left in this context and what the left is doing to reorganise an increasingly precariatised workforce against the reproduction of capitalist social relations. My research is inspired by my previous employment as a researcher for the National Union of Mineworkers and for a Labour Party shadow cabinet minister.

Research supervisors: Dr Ana Dinerstein (Bath), Professor Jeffrey Henderson (Bristol)