PhD/ECR Workshop

ILPC 2022 PhD workshop:


“Forty years of ILPC:  theoretical evolutions in the study of work, power and mobility”

 20th April 2022 - 04.00 pm - 06.00 pm

In this workshop PhD students and junior researchers attending the conference will have a chance to learn about the history of International Labour Process conferences which is now at its 40th anniversary from Professor Chris Smith, who has attended all but one of them. The lecture will provide an overview of the continuing renewal of labour process theory in the light of new developments within capitalism and new trends in theorising work and employment, including the current theme of international labour migration and mobility and their role in shedding new light in power/control dynamics between labour and capital.


The lecture will be followed by an interactive workshop facilitated by Dr Gabriella Alberti who will provide a critical view of how to navigate the political economy of journals in the Anglo-Saxon context, and early career publication strategies in the sociology of work and employment relations. There will be an opportunity to discuss emerging and cutting-edge debates and publications, such as Work, Employment and Society, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Gender Work and Organisation, New Technology Work and Employment etc. and especially the new journal linked to the ILPC, Work in the Global Economy BUP journal.

Dr Gabriella Alberti, University of Leeds, UK

Professor Chris Smith, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

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