Charline Sempéré is a doctoral researcher at SPERI working under the supervision of Dr Matthew L. Bishop and Dr David Duriesmith at the University of Sheffield and of Dr Frédéric Décosse from the Laboratoire d’Économie et de Sociologie du Travail Aix-Marseille University. Her ESRC-funded research project, which began in September 2019, explores the role of social power relations in the shaping of workers’ vulnerability across supply chains in the global economy. Charline graduated from the University of Sheffield where she undertook and completed a Masters in Global Political Economy and a Masters in Social Research at the Sheffield Methods Institute. She was jointly awarded the Bethan Reeves Memorial Prize for the best record of academic attainment in 2018.

Charline is the co-convener of SPERI’s Doctoral Researchers Network and is currently working as a research assistant in the Re:Structure Lab on the project: Restructuring Business Models and Supply Chains to Promote Fair, Equitable Labour Standards and Worker Rights in the Face of the Pandemic which is led by Prof. LeBaron and Jessie Brunner and is in collaboration with Humanity United, The Freedom Fund and research centres at the universities of Stanford and Yale.

Charline is on Twitter at @ChSempere and her LinkedIn profile is available here.

Research Interests

Charline’s research interest lie in Global Political Economy with a particular focus on feminist accounts of political economy and global supply chains, but also everyday political economy, the political economy of poverty and migration. More specifically she is interested in issues of gender unfreedom, its place and role within current processes of global production and societies.