Dr Katy Fox-Hodess

Management School

Lecturer in Employment Relations

Research Development Director, Centre for Decent Work

Katy.Fox-Hodess@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3428

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Dr Katy Fox-Hodess
Management School
Room A008
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
Sheffield
S10 1FL
Profile

Katy is a Lecturer in Employment Relations and Research Development Director of the Centre for Decent Work.

She joined the Management School in February, 2018 from the University of California, Berkeley where she received her doctorate in Sociology. Her research interests include trade unionism in the global economy; the theoretical foundations of worker power; and labour in the logistics industry.

Her work has been published in the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Latin American Politics and Society, and Work, Employment and Society, as well as a wide range of non-academic media.

Qualifications

PhD - University of California, Berkeley (Sociology), MA - University of California, Berkeley (Sociology), BA - University of California, Berkeley (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Research interests

Katy's research interests include trade unionism in the global economy; the theoretical foundations of worker power; and labour in the logistics industry.

Her current project is a global ethnography of the International Dockworkers Council, a non-bureaucratic global union organization. The research examines the conditions under which dockworkers are able to successfully leverage their central position in the global economic system to support one another in struggle.
The project utilizes both cross-national and cross-regional comparisons of the IDC's work in Europe and Latin America, with a focus on five country case studies of recent disputes in Greece, Portugal, England, Chile and Colombia.

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Research group

Centre for Decent Work

Teaching interests

Katy is module leader for MGT309 and MGT659 - the undergraduate postgraduate modules in Industrial Relations. Her approach to teaching seeks to foster students' ability to connect aspects of their own experiences as workers and consumers to theoretical frameworks on key aspects of work and employment today. In addition, she seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills and interest in global labour issues.

Professional activities

Katy is an Associate Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) and a member of the editorial board of Work in the Global Economy. She currently serves on the Board of RC 44, the Research Committee on Labor and Labor Movements of the International Sociological Association.