I'm a human geographer interested in the intimate geopolitics of gender, health and activism at work in the global garment and footwear industry. Prior to becoming a Nottingham Research Fellow in July 2020, I was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (2017-2020) in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. I have a PhD in Geography from King's College London, an MA in International Development from the Royal University of Phnom Penh, and a BA in Politics from Durham University.
Across this work, I retain a long-standing area focus on the political economy of Cambodia. My first co-authored book (with Dr. Laurie Parsons at Royal Holloway, University of London) entitled 'Going Nowhere Fast: Mobile Inequality in the Age of Translocality' will be published in 2020 with Oxford University Press. It brings together a decade of fieldwork spanning my MA to PhD, exploring the uneven geographies of Cambodia's integration into the global economy.
I work across academic, policy and practice fields, building collaborations with grassroots groups including Cambodian trade unions and feminist organisations, as well as partnerships and consultancies with international organisations (ILO, UN Women, and UNDP) and NGOs (Care International, Transparency International, ActionAid). You can follow me on Twitter here and view my Google Scholar page here.
I'm currently working across three projects related to worker's rights and women's rights in the global garment and footwear industry: 1) 'Fast Fashion, Slow Violence: An Institutional Ethnography of… read more
I'm currently working across three projects related to worker's rights and women's rights in the global garment and footwear industry: 1) 'Fast Fashion, Slow Violence: An Institutional Ethnography of the Intimate Geopolitics of Women's Health, Safety and Wellbeing in the Global Garment Industry' (funded as a Nottingham Research Fellowship, 2020-2023) 2) 'Social Protection and the Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 in Cambodia: Longitudinal Research to 'Build Back Better' in the Global Garment Industry' (Co-I, funded by UKRI GCRF/Newton Fund, 2020-2022) 3) 'Fear and Clothing: Repression and Resistance in the Global Sweatshop' (funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, 2017-2020)