Dr Gabriella Cioce
PhD, 2-years MA, BA
Lecturer in Work & Employment
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Sheffield University Management School
Gabriella joined the Management School in September 2022 as Lecturer in Work & Employment. Prior to this, she was ESRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. She has also worked as Research Fellow for the Work, Informalisation and Place Research Centre at Nottingham Trent University.
Gabriella’s research interests include migrant workers, precarious and informal labour, intersectional workplace politics, work in the logistics sector, resistance and the collective organisation of workers. Her approach is interdisciplinary and spans from the fields of Employment Relations and the Sociology of Work to Social Movements, Migration and Ethnic Studies.
Her research has been published in Human Relations, Industrial Relations Journal and non-academic media. She has also co-organised two seminars of the ESRC Seminar Series: Migrants, Workplace and Community: Learning from Innovation in Civil Society (2018-2019).
PhD - University of Nottingham, UK (Business and Management)
2-years MA (Hons.) - University of Siena, Italy (Anthropology)
BA - University of Siena, Italy (History)
- Research interests
Gabriella’s research interests include migrant workers, precarious and informal labour, intersectional workplace politics, work in the logistics sector, resistance and the collective organisation of workers.
Her current project is a multi-sited ethnography of precarious migrant workers’ mobilisations in the Italian logistics sector. This project offers extensions to union-focused research to include how precarious multi-ethnic migrant workers mobilise, the type of informal solidaristic practices they embrace, and the gains achieved through these actions. She has also developed comparative research on informalisation and collective action in Italy and the UK.
- EXPRESS : The improvised language of solidarity : linguistic practices in the participatory labour-organizing processes of multi-ethnic migrant workers. Human Relations.
- How does informalisation encourage or inhibit collective action by migrant workers? A comparative analysis of logistics warehouses in Italy and hand car washes in Britain. Industrial Relations Journal, 53(2), 126-141. View this article in WRRO
- The Politics of Social Inclusion and Labor Representation: Immigrants and Trade Unions in the European Context by HeatherConnolly, StefaniaMarino and Miguel MartínezLucio. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY and London, 2019, 200 pp., ISBN: 9781501736575, Price £ 33.32, paperback. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 57(4), 954-956.
- Research group
- ESRC Fellowship (ES/W005751/1)
- Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Research Excellence (European Union)
- Doctoral Scholarship awarded by Nottingham University Business School
- Teaching interests
Gabriella enjoys teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Her teaching approach is student-centred. She seeks to directly link broad theories, concepts and ideas to students’ lived experiences. She adopts examples based on real-world issues. By developing inquiry-based learning activities, she aims to spark students’ intellectual curiosity and foster students’ reflexive and critical thinking skills.
- Teaching activities
MGT6120 - Managing Organisational Behaviour
MGT650 - Managing People in Organisations
MGT364 - Language and Organisations
MGT3003 - Work and Employment in the 21st Century
- Professional activities and memberships
Gabriella is a member of the editorial board of LANDS, the Journal of Labor and Society. She is also a reviewer for Work, Employment and Society and Human Relations.
- PhD Supervision
Gabriella is interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:
- Migrant workers
- Precarious and informal labour
- Intersectional workplace politics
- Work and employment in the logistics sector
- Resistance and the collective organisation of workers