Remi Edwards


Department of Politics and International Relations

Doctoral Researcher

Research assistant

Blog Editor for SPERI

PhD student Remi Edwards
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Remi Edwards
Department of Politics and International Relations
Modular Teaching Village
Northumberland Road
S10 1AJ

I am a doctoral researcher working the field of international political economy (IPE), with a focus on the role and experience of workers within global production networks and their governance. I am interested in the ways in which workers are able to influence the governance of global supply chains and how this relates to relations of power between labour and capital in modern capitalism. My doctoral research focuses on a range of private governance initiatives in global supply chains, including worker-driven and corporate-driven social responsibility models, to understand how worker interests are mobilised, represented and served in contrasting governance and how this relates to broader processes of accumulation, exploitation and resistance.

I have also worked on other projects based at Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) as a research assistant, including on piece of original research on the commitments of global garment corporations to living wage payment for workers in the sector with Tom Hunt and Genevieve LeBaron, and student-staff collaboration project on the political economy of the Weinstein scandal with Liam Stanley, Ellie Gore and Genevieve LeBaron. I am co-convenor of SPERI's Doctoral Research Network, bringing together post-graduate researchers from across the university working on issues relevant to contemporary capitalism through event and collaboration.


BA International Relations and Politics (University of Sheffield)
MA Global Political Economy (University of Sheffield)
MA Social Research (University of Sheffield)

Research interests
  • Supply chains
  • Capital-labour relations
  • Worker-driven governance
  • Exploitation
  • Corporate power
  • International Political Economy


Corporate Commitments to Living Wages in the Garment Industry (with Tom Hunt and Genevieve LeBaron), SPERI 2019.


Journal articles

Research group

Political Economy


ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership 1+3 Studentship

Teaching interests

Global Political Economy