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Dr Sheena J VachhaniBSc(UMIST), PhD(Manch.)

Associate Professor in Work and Organisation Studies

Sheena Vachhani

Dr Sheena J VachhaniBSc(UMIST), PhD(Manch.)

Associate Professor in Work and Organisation Studies

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Research interests

My research centres around themes of embodiment, difference, ethics, identity and the feminine in organisation.

I am broadly concerned with critical approaches to the study of management and organisation, especially post-structuralist perspectives and critiques of power which I continue to develop as part of an ongoing research agenda. I have a particular interest in feminist post-structuralism including, but not limited to, the work of Luce Irigaray. I utilise visceral perspectives by critiquing and investigating the relationships between affect, language and corporeality. More recently I have explored the multiple meanings of writing in an institutional setting through feminine writing.

I have a more general interest in the adoption of discursive perspectives and the relevance of, what is commonly termed, “philosophy” to the study of management and organisation. I am currently engaged in projects on leadership and materiality, ethico-political feminist resistance, dirty work, practices of remembering, and corporeality in physical labour.

I have published in scholarly journals such as Organization StudiesOrganization andCulture & Organization, as well as contributed to various edited collections. I have recently edited a special issue of Leadership on ‘The Materiality of Leadership’ (with Alison Pullen).

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Perspectives on Work
  • Gender Research Group

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Postal address:
Howard House
Queen's Avenue
Bristol
United Kingdom