Professor Jo Brewis

Professor of Organisation and Consumption Jo Brewis

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  • Office: Room 310, Level 3, Ken Edwards Building
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I have worked at the Universities of Portsmouth and Essex before joining the School in August 2004. I am also Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and Director of Quality Assurance, Assessment and Feedback.


The intersections between the body, identity, sexuality, consumption, culture and processes of organising, as recently articulated in research on topics such as the navigation of non-heterosexual identities in the military and identity work in the private security industry. These foci have been conceptualized using a framework derived from theorists including Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu and Judith Butler; and empirically explored via semi-structured interviews, focus groups and analysis of secondary texts like films and television series. Jo also has an abiding interest in academic practices in organization studies, such as research methodology and peer review.


Six doctoral students: Irina Cheresheva, Rodney KingRobert OttMarisol Marin RojasMaria VlachouSophie Whitehouse.


De Souza, E.M., Brewis, J. and Rumens, N. (2016) Gender, the body and organization studies: que(e)rying empirical researchGender, Work and Organization, early view,  DOI: 10.1111/gwao.12145

Brewis, J. (2014) ‘Signing my life away? Researching sex and organization’, in E. Bell and H. Willmott (eds) Qualitative Research in Business and Management, Volume 4, London: Sage, pp. 103-120.

Bowring, M.A. and Brewis, J. (2015) ‘Navigating service and sexuality in the Canadian, UK and US militaries’, in F. Colgan and N. Rumens (eds) Sexual Orientation at Work: Contemporary Issues and perspectives, London: Routledge, pp. 28-41.


Associate editor: Gender, Work and Organization; Organization

Editorial board member: British Journal of Management; Culture and Organization; Global Management Journal for Academic and Corporate Studies ; Journal of Organizational Ethnography; International Journal of Work, Organization and Emotion; Organization Studies; TAMARA: Journal of Critical Organizational Inquiry

Member of Peer Review College, ESRC


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