BA Sociology University of Texas at Austin (1996)
MA International Relations International University of Japan, Niigata (2000)
PhD Politics and International Relations University of Nottingham (2005)
Dr Phoebe Moore is an active researcher and a Senior Lecturer in International Relations. She has been teaching International Relations and International Political Economy since September 2000 in the United Kingdom and has published a number of books, articles and reports about labour struggle, industrial relations and the impact of technology on workers' everyday lives. Her PhD is from Nottingham University under the supervision of Professor Andreas Bieler and was entitled 'Neoliberal Globalisation and Labour Struggle in South Korea'. She won the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Post-doctoral Fellowship at that time, served at the University of Manchester.
Dr Moore won the British Academy/Leverhulme award from the small grants scheme to research the use of self-tracking health devices in companies. This cutting edge project is entitled Agility, Work and the Quantified Self. She is lead Social Scientist researching the project The Quantified Workplace at Colliers International and has published her first report on the project on the company's website.
Phoebe has also been quite active as convenor and securing high-profile placements for students on the Practicum in International Organisations.
Dr Moore has conducted field work in Seoul, Korea several times and in particular has worked with trade unions, researchers and social movements around issues to do with vocational training, education reforms and industrialisation. She has worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and has organised internships at United Nations agencies and Global Labour Federations for MA students. Phoebe is still organising internships at a range of organisations so if you are an MA student in the School of Law at Middlesex please email her p.moore at mdx.ac.uk
Phoebe grew up in Yarinacocha, Peru and has lived in Seoul, Tokyo, Portland, San Francisco, Austin, Nottingham, Lincoln, Manchester and she now lives in London with her husband, cat and books (including cookbooks).
Spanish intermediate, Japanese intermediate, Korean conversational.
Dr Moore, since the year 2000, has designed and taught on modules at every level; supervised UG, MA and PhD students; led an MA programme; organised internships and exchange programmes for PG students and served on curriculum restructure and other teaching committees.
At Middlesex University, Phoebe convenes and teaches all classes on level 6 module Globalism: an Introduction to International Political Economy, and the level 5 module Comparative Politics. She also teaches on MA modules in International Political Economy and Public Policy, and the level 4 module Social Science in the Contemporary World.
Phoebe's research led approach to teaching is to aid students to become critical thinkers, independent learners and confident researchers. In a world where information technologies have in many ways opened the world of research in usually positive ways, she facilitates students' appropriate use of the internet and online tools for contemporary research methods. Building students' knowledge of social science research methodologies and techniques in all modules she convenes, workshops and lectures not only provide a platform for thinking about important and timely issues in global social change and the rolling back of the state, but also prepare students for postgraduate research. Furthermore, if students intend to enter the world of graduate work immediately after University, Dr Moore helps students begin to understand the new world of work they will enter, where information is not identical to knowledge.
Dr Moore is also very committed to the concept of employability as it has become integrated into internationally facing policy. This is reflected in several of her publications.
Dr Moore has also set up an interesting internship initiative in Geneva and was invited to speak about this for the Higher Education Academy (HEA) event 'Politics and International Relations and Employability' at the University of East Anglia in 2013 and at a similar HEA event at Oxford Brookes University in 2014.
Main teaching areas
International Political Economy
See below for links to some of Dr Moore's publications from Middlesex's research repository.
P. Moore (Aug 2012/2007) Globalisation and Labour Struggle in Asia: A Neo-Gramscian Critique of South Korea's Political Economy (I.B. Tauris, paperback of 2007).
-See review in Capital and Class (2010) 34, pp. 144 - 146.
P. Moore (Aug 2010) The International Political Economy of Work and Employability (Palgrave Macmillan).
-See review symposium of this book http://global-discourse.com/contents/the-international-political-economy-of-work-and-employability-by-phoebe-v-moore-carter/ and in Labor History Vol 53 Iss 1 pp. 158 - 160.
P. Moore and O. Worth (Aug 2009) Globalisation and the New Semi-peripheries in the 21 Century (Palgrave Macmillan).
-This book contains chapter by Christopher Chase-Dunn and Terry Boswell, Stuart Shields, Gerald Downes, Gerard Strange, Hugo Radice, Ernesto Vivares, Jason Abbott, Rick Simon, and William Vlcek.
(2016 forthcoming) South-South Cooperation Beyond Myths: A Critical Analysis (Palgrave Macmillan, International Political Economy Series) co-edited with Dr Isaline Bergamaschi and Prof Arlene Tickner (both Universidad de los Andes, Bogota)
(2009) Globalisation and the New Semi-peripheries in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, International Political Economy Series), co-edited with Dr Owen Worth, ISBN-10: 0230220754
(2003) Foreign Policy of the Great Powers: China and Japan. in Politics and Diplomacy Since World War II, Tauris Guide to International Relations (I.B. Tauris), co-edited with Dr Lloyd Pettiford, ISBN-10: 1860649297
(2015) 'Tracking Bodies, the Quantified Self and the Corporeal Turn', in Prof Kees van der Pijl (ed) The International Political Economy of Production, Volume for Handbooks of Research on International Political Economy series, eds. Prof Benjamin J. Cohen and Prof Matthew Watson (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar)
(2015 in press) 'The Quantified Self in Precarity, in Dr Ritu Vij Internationalisation and Precarity (Palgrave Macmillan, co-authored with Andrew Robinson)
(2014) 'Marketisation, Commodification and the Implications for Teachers' Autonomy in England' Sraffa and Althusser Reconsidered; Neoliberalism Advancing in South Africa, England, and Greece, Research in Political Economy, 29. Co-authored with Prof Martin Upchurch and Dr Aylin Kunter
(2009) 'Turkey in the World System and the New Orientalism' in P. Moore and O. Worth (eds.) Globalisation and the New Semi-peripheries in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, International Political Economy Series) co-authored with Dr Charles Dannreuther, 138 – 158
(2009) 'Globalization of the Labour Culture in the Republic of Korea: What 'Tripartite Relations' Mean for Workers' in David Wilson and Rupert Maclean (eds.) International Handbook on Education for the World of Work: Bridging Academic and Vocational Education (Heidelberg, Springer Publishing) ISBN 978-1-4020-5280-4, 673 – 688
(2003) 'Japan/US Alliance and China relations: What future for Asian Pacific Security?' in Phoebe Moore and Dr Lloyd Pettiford (eds.) Foreign Policy of the Great Powers: China and Japan (I.B. Tauris)
(2015) 'The Quantified Self: What Counts in the Neoliberal Workplace' New Media and Society on-line first DOI: 10.1177/146/4448/5604328 Co-authored with Andrew Robinson
(2014) 'Legitimacy, Tribridity, and Decent Work Deficits' Globalizations 11(3), 315 – 330
(2014) 'Class and panic in British Immigration' Capital & Class October 2014 38(3), 497-505 Co-authored with Dr Kirsten Forkert
(2012) 'Where is the study of work in critical International Political Economy?' International Politics 49(2), 215–237
(2011) 'Subjectivity in the Ecologies of P2P Production' The Journal of Fibreculture FCJ-119.
(2009) 'UK Education, Employability, and Everyday Life' Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies 7(1), 243 – 273
(2009) 'Exploitation of the Self in Community-based Software Production - Workers' Freedoms or Firm Foundations?' Capital & Class 97: 99–120 Co-authored with Dr Paul A Taylor
(2006) 'Global Knowledge Capitalism, Self-woven Safety Nets, and the Crisis of Employability' Global Society 20(4), 453-473
(2005) 'Revolutions from Above: Worker Training as Trasformismo in South Korea' Capital & Class 86, 39-72
Special issues-Guest Editor
(2015) 'The Future and Praxis of Decent Work' Special Issue primary editor for Global Labour Journal 6(2)
(2015 contracted) 'The Quantified Self at Work' Special Issues Science, Technology and Human Values Co-editor Dr Chris Till
(2009) 'Parallel Visions of Peer Production' Special Issue Capital & Class 97 Co-editor Dr Athina Karatzogianni,This is the first series looking at discussions on whether peer to peer production means for political theory
(2016 forthcoming) The Quantified Self at Work and the Political Economy of Precarity (Routledge)
(2010) The International Political Economy of Work and Employability (Palgrave Macmillan, International Political Economy Series) ISBN 0230517943
-Reviewed in Global Discourse (2011) Volume 2: Issue II: Special Issue Part 2: Review Symposium Examining the Contemporary Relevance of Marxism
(2007/2012) Globalisation and Labour Struggle in Asia: A Neo-Gramscian Critique of South Korea's Political Economy (I.B. Tauris). ISBN 1845113780. Paperback published November 2012 ISBN 1780760337
-Reviewed in Capital & Class (2010) February (34), 144-146
Other publications/book reviews
P. Moore (2013) 'Where is decent work in DfID policy? Marketisation and Securitisation of UK International Aid' contribution to the Global Labour Column
P. Moore (2012) 'Network of educators in support of a public university expanding rapidly' in International Studies Today 2(1)
P. Moore (2008) 'Global governance: Lest we Forget' in International Studies Review 19(2) I was invited to write this feature essay review on four books about work and globalisation
Recent invited lectures and research seminars
'The Quantified Self at Work' invited speaker for ESRC Changing Employment research seminar Future of Regulation
'The Quantified Self at Work' distinguished speaker for Inaugural Conference on Cultural Political Economy Putting Culture in its Place
'Measuring Decent Work' invited speaker for research seminar for the International Political Economy Research cluster, Warwick University, Politics and International Studies
'Legitimacy, Tribridity and Decent Work Deficits' Invited participant in the Agora Network Beyond Pathologies: Changing Organizational Cultures in IOs and NGOs, Warwick University 07/10/14
'Decent work deficits and legitimacy storm' invited lecture, University of Manchester as part of Global Labour Institute academic and trade union seminar on labour internationalism and international bargaining 29 April
'Legitimacy, Tribridity and Decent Work Deficits', Keynote Lecture Annual Thematic Conference, Refletions on MDG1 "decent work for all": Where do we stand? Kassel/Witzenhausenm July 3-4 2014. University of Kassel, International Centre for Development and Decent Work
'The Quantified Self in Cognitive Capitalism', public lecture Cybersalon event The Cyborg's New Clothes
'Decent Work in Question', Taking Soundings, public lecture Leeds Beckett University
'Work and Everyday Life' invited as Keynote Speaker at the IPEG Working Group Workshop Everyday approaches to IPE. University of Copenhagen, Denmark 29 May 2012. (could not attend due to serious unforeseen circumstances)
'Cognitive capitalism and the quantified self' invited lecture, University of Westminster International Relations, the Forum 12 November
'The corporeal in cognitive work' invited to present at the Networked Labour workshop7 – 9 March Fully funded by Transform Europe
'Decent work methodology?' invited research seminar, Management Research Centre, University of Wolverhampton Business School, 25 October
'Multilateral Aid Review and Implications for Decent Work' invited paper, funded by European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action IS0902 'Systemic Risk and the Financial Crisis', at European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy Association conference, Kraków University of Economics, Poland, 18 - 21 October
'The young unemployed, and the International Labour Organization's Social Unrest Index' invited paper at Transdemos 'Legitimacy and Legitimation of Transnational Governance' workshop, Lund University, Sweden, 7 - 8 May
'Peer Production and Precarity' invited paper, funded by COST Action IS0902, Questioning the Crisis and Prospects for Change project, Universite Sciences de l'Homme, Paris
'Employability as Subjectivity' government research paper Korea Research Institute for Vocation Education and Training. This is a Research Institute funded by the Korean Ministry of Labour
'Peer to Peer Production and the Precariat: Final Countdown for Capitalism?' invited seminar World Politics and Popular Culture, Tynemouth, Newcastle, United Kingdom
(2002 – 2009: University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield, University of Manchester, University of Lancaster, and more)
Conference papers and organisation
Dr Moore has presented research papers at several academic and public conferences and events since 2001. This includes ISA, BISA/IPEG, PSA, EAEPE, ECPR/SGIR, MeCCSA, the Quantified Self Expo and workshops such as Examining the Relevance of Marxism, Critical Labour Studies, Conference of Socialist Economists, and Lancashire International Film Exp
She has funded and organised the Future and Praxis of Decent Work (2013) Media Ecologies and Postindustrial Divisions of Labour (2009) and hosted and organised Critical Labour Studies (2012) and IPEG (2010)
She founded the Conference of Socialist Economists South Group, a network of critical researchers, from 2013 and runs the network with Prof Martin Upchurch
Moore, Phoebe Veronica and Robinson, Andrew (2015) The quantified self at work: what counts in the neoliberal workplace. New Media and Society . ISSN 1461-4448 (Published online first)
Upchurch, Martin and Moore, Phoebe Veronica and Kunter, Aylin (2014) Marketisation, commodification and the implications for teachers’ autonomy in England. Research in Political Economy, 29 . pp. 133-153. ISSN 0161-7230
Moore, Phoebe Veronica (2011) Subjectivity in the ecologies of P2P production. The journal of fibreculture (17). ISSN 1449-1443
Moore, Phoebe Veronica (2010) The international political economy of work and employability. International Political Economy Series . Palgrave Macmillan, UK. ISBN 9780230517943
Moore, Phoebe Veronica and Taylor, Paul L. (2009) Exploitation of the self in community-based software production - workers’ freedoms or firm foundations? Capital and Class, 33 (1). pp. 99-120. ISSN 0309 8168
Primary Investigator Roles
2015: Dr Moore won the British Academy/Leverhulme award from the small grants scheme to research the use of self-tracking health devices in companies. This cutting edge project is entitled Agility, Work and the Quantified Self. She is lead Social Scientist researching the project The Quantified Workplace at Colliers International and has published her first report on the project on the company's website.
2014: PI Sustainable Societies Network EPSRC Development Grant award for her interventions on the Quantified Self entitled Unintended Consequences, contributions to inform future funding council grant calls meaning she is considered a leading expert in this new field
2014: £1,500 (PI) Dr Moore won the University of Middlesex Sandpit Grant for her project 'The Quantified Self at Work'. She attended the Quantified Self Expo 2015 and led the breakaway session on the Quantified Self at Work with Joost Plattel
2014: Co-Investigator (Co-I) £25,000 British Academy International Partnership and Mobility Integrated Mixed Methods in Labour Research Network (PI Wendy Olsen, University of Manchester)
2014: PI £1,500 British International Studies Association (BISA) International Political Economy Group (IPEG), Gender in International Relations Working Group (GIRWG) and £1,500 University of Middlesex Law School funded conference Theorising Social Reproduction organised with Eleonore Kofman, run at Middlesex University
2014: PI £1,000 British International Studies Association (BISA) International Political Economy Group (IPEG) and BISA Teaching and Learning Group (BLT) funding for Education Meets Neoliberalism and the Political Economy of Precarity workshop I ran with Steven Curtis (BLT Convenor) at Middlesex University
2013. £2,500 COST Action IS0902 'The Future and Praxis of Decent Work'. This funding facilitated the conference held in cooperation with the International Political Economy Group. Keynote speakers included Dave Spooner and Pete Waterman
2004-5. £28,000 ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. Phoebe was awarded this Fellowship for her project 'Vocational Training in East: The Impact of Curricula Reform on Workers' and carried out the Fellowship at the University of Manchester
2011 - 2014. British International Studies Association Workshops grants (Working Group Convenor)
This annual funding is awarded to IPEG members to run workshops throughout the year
2013 - 2014 Feb: PI £2,500 European Cooperation in Science and Technology fund The Future and Praxis of Decent Work, event at International Centre for Development and Decent Work, Kassel University, Germany
2012 May: Co-I £9,250 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, collaborator on Art and the Public Sphere project
2012 April: PI £24,000 University of Salford Vice Chancellor Foresight Prize for distance learning dimensions project for MA in International Relations and Globalisation
2009 Nov: PI £5,400 University of Salford Annual Disbursement Fund, Primary Investigator for conference Media Ecologies and Postindustrial Production
2009: £350 International Studies Association international travel grant
2008: £300 British Academy international travel grant
2004 – 2005: PI £29,000 ESRC Post-doctoral fellowship Vocational Training in East Asia: The Impact of Curricula Reform on Workers, University of Manchester
Research Networks: Convenor for International Political Economy Group 2011 - 2014
Convenor for the Conference of Socialist Economists (CSE) South Group
Editorial Board Member: Capital & Class Senior Editor. Editorial board member since 2006
Globalizations Editorial Board member since 2013.
Committees: ESRC Peer Review College member since 2012
Advisory roles: Dr Moore worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Training for the Trainers programmes in Ankara and Sarajevo presenting work on employability and UK education policy (2008 - 2009)
Phoebe presented research to the Korea Research Institute of the Korean Ministry of Labour on employability and UK education policy (2009)
Book Prize Judge: Dr Moore is a judge on the IPEG Book Prize panel (2011 - 2014)
IPEG Discussion Paper Series: Phoebe was the Editor for this series (2007 - 2011)