I am a Senior Lecturer in the Management, Leadership and Organisations Department. I received my PhD from Middlesex University, which focused on how professionals and middle-class people responded to unemployment and impoverishment during economic crises (protest, coping strategies, entrepeneurial, consumer, labour and psychological responses), using Argentina post-2001 as a case study. I research on comparative citizen responses to financial crises in Europe and Latin America, workers' self-management, cooperatives, alternative post-crisis production models, transnational labour movements and how both personal and national debt is resisted. I am Module Leader of HRM2118, 'HRM in Practice' and have recently been Module Leader of undergraduate HRM1003 'Work, Business and the External Environment' and postgraduate HRM4430 'Labour Strategies and the Contemporary Economy'. I also I am Co-Leader of the Alternative Organisations and Transformative Practices research cluster. I am currently involved in a research team with UNITE the Union in the design of their "Crisis Leverage Campaign, BA Betrayal".
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Further, I am Chair of the Argentina Research Network and Author of The Mobilization and Demobilization of the Middle Class in Revolt: Comparative Insights from Argentina (Routledge, 2019). I am also Co-editor of two books: Argentina since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering Reclaiming the Future (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and De la Crisis de 2001 al Kirchnerismo: Cambios y Continuidades (Prometeo, 2016). I have recently published in academic journals such as Economy and Society, Sociology, Labour History and Latin American Research Review. I am also Chair of Debt Justice’s Academic Advisory Network. I regularly feature as a political commentator on British and Latin American affairs and have appeared on television, radio and newspapers including Telesur, C5N, Al Jazeera, Radio Nacional Argentina, The Conversation, Labour Briefing, Daily Express, Telam and Open Democracy.
Other Academic posts:
Panel Member, Middlesex University Research Excellence Framework Business and Management Unit of Assessment submission (2020-21).
Visiting Researcher - Gino Germani Research Institute (IIGG), University of Buenos Aires (2018)
Visiting Researcher - The Social Debt Observatory, Catholic University of Argentina (2016)
Associate, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR). Middlesex University, London
Convenor - Argentina Research Network UK
Deputy Head - Latin American Studies Research Group, Middlesex University, London.
Research Cluster Leader - Alternative Organisations and Transformative Practices, Middlesex University, London
Vice-Chair - Universities and Colleges Union (UCU), Middlesex University
Teaching and Human Resource Management Qualifications:
Fluent in Spanish, basic French and basic British Sign Language.
Fluent in Spanish, basic French and basic British Sign Language
I am currently or have recently taught undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) modules in:
I have been an External Examiner at Bath University for its BSc in International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish)
My research interests include HRM in the global context, Comparative industrial relations, Latin American and European labour movements, Self-managed and co-operative enterprises, Sustainable livelihood strategies, Middle class coping strategies under economic crises, NGO management and social economy, Autonomism, Social movement theory, Class identity and consciousness.
You can see this 1 minute video clip that summarises my research.
Published academic journal publications:
(2019) "Banging the Other Side of the Saucepan: Changing Political Activism among Argentina's Middle Class 2001-13" in Eds. Fiorella Montero-Diaz and Franka Winter. Citizenship in the Latin American Upper and Middle Classes. Palgrave Macmillan.
(2019) "Global Political Economy and HRM within Global Turbulence" in Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Ian Roper, Rea Prouska Eds. Critical Issues in Human Resource Management. Macmillan.
(2017) “A Foot on Each Side of the Picket-line: The Contradictory Role of Labour Unions in South American Governance.” In: Riggirozzi P. and Wylde. C (Eds) Routledge International Handbook of South American Governance. Oxon: Routledge. pp. 246-259
Academic conference papers:
"El Cáliz Envenenado de Recursos: Los ´nuevos pobres urbanos´ que quedaron atrás desde la crisis de 2001." International EU-Latin American Network for Comparative Analysis of Social Inequalities (INCASI) Network. Observatory for the Social Debt in Argentina, Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires. 30th September 2016
'Un repaso a la crisis argentina de 2001: cambios y continuidades' at book launch for De la Crisis de 2001 al Kirchnerismo: Cambios y Continuidades. Paco Urondo Cultural Centre, University of Buenos Aires. 28th September 2016
Banging the Other Side of the Saucepan: Changing Political Activism among Argentina’s Middle Class 2001-12". Latin American Studies Association 50th International Congress. New York, 29th May 2016
Conferences and seminars convened:
PhD Supervisions completed
Masters dissertation supervision:
PhD External Examiner:
Gottero, Marco 'Workers Out of Control. Recuperations, Reverberations and Communalism from Argentina to Greece.' DeMontfort University, January 2020
Baeza Belda , Joaquín "Peronismo y democracia. El caso de la Renovación peronista (1983-1991)", University of Salamanca, January 2016
Panagiota-Aikaterina Sidiropoulou "Experiencing the UK Employment Tribunals", Middlesex University, June 2014 (Transfer Panel, Internal Examiner)
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Memberships of professional bodies:
Academic Associate, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
Co-Chair, Argentina Research Network (ARN)
Vice-Chair, Middlesex University University and College Union (UCU)
Member, Political Science Association (PSA) Specialist Group in Latin American Politics
Member, Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Member, Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS)
Network Member, Critical Labour Studies
Network Member, Global Debt Dynamics Network
Associate Member - Chartered Management Institute
Other academic consultancy:
NGO/Political Party Conference Presentations:
Latin American Womens' Rights Service (LAWRS)
International Summit for a Plan B in Europe:
London Green Party
Latin America Adelante:
Jubilee Debt Campaign:
Action for Argentina UK:
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