Katy Fox-Hodess is a lecturer in Work, Employment, People and Organisations and a member of the Work, Organisation and Employment Relations Research Centre (WOERRC) in the Management School.

She joined the Management School in February, 2018 from the University of California, Berkeley where she received her doctorate in Sociology. She currently serves on the Board of RC 44, the Research Committee on Labor and Labor Movements of the International Sociological Association.

Katy’s research focuses on worker power, politics and trade union strategy in a global economy. Her current project is a global ethnography of the International Dockworkers Council (IDC), a network of rank-and-file dockworker union activists. The project utilizes 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. Her writing draws on the work of Nicos Poulantzas to develop a non-orthodox theory of worker power able to account for its simultaneous grounding in economy, state and society.

Her work has recently been awarded the Labor and Employment Relations Association James. G. Scoville Best International/Comparative Industrial Relations Paper Award (2018) and the American Sociological Association Section on Labor and Labor Movements’ Distinguished Scholarly Article Award (2018).

Further information about Katy can be found here.