CAMEo Visiting Researchers

Dr Katharina Chudzikowski

University of Bath

Katharina Chudzikowski is Associate Professor of Organisational Studies at the School of Management, University of Bath. Her research focuses on changing work practices and career development in organisation across different cultural contexts and industries. Particularly, she is interested in the interrelatedness of individuals and new forms of work, career management and aspects of resilience. She has published her work in scientific and practical publications, including articles in the Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology, Human Relations, Journal of Vocational Behaviour and International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Dr Melissa Gregg

Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation

Melissa Gregg is Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation researching the future of work. For more than a decade she has been analysing the relationship between social, technical and organisational change in books like Work's Intimacy (2011), The Affect Theory Reader (2010) and Counterproductive: A Brief History of Time Management.  Her recent projects focus on the rise of personal enterprise – a world in which individuals take responsibility for life's logistics using innovative hardware and software solutions. Mel’s first two books – The Affect Theory Reader and Cultural Studies’ Affective Voices – generated worldwide momentum for the study of affect in the Humanities. Each of these projects foregrounded the changing experience of knowledge work in corporate and university settings.

Professor Justin O’Connor

Monash University

Justin O’Connor is Professor of Communications and Cultural Economy at Monash University. He is also visiting Professor in the School of Media and Design, Shanghai Jiaotong University. He heads the new MFJ research unit Culture Media Economy and is program leader for the Master of Cultural Economy. He is part of the UNESCO ‘Expert Facility’, supporting the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Cultural Diversity, a board member of Renew Australia and convenes the Global Cultural Economy Network. Justin has two ARC Discovery projects. Working the Field seeks to understand how graduates of creative arts programs in Australia and China build careers in the arts and cultural industries. He is also part of multidisciplinary team looking at Urban cultural policy and the changing dynamics of cultural production – focusing on the relationship between the cultural sector and making/ manufacture in Melbourne, Sydney, Berlin, Shenzhen, New York and Los Angeles. O’Connor is the author of the 2016 Platform Paper After the Creative Industries: Why we need a cultural economy, the 2015 Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries, and is finalising a book on Cultural Economy in the New Shanghai.

Dr Richard Ocejo

John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Richard E. Ocejo is associate professor of sociology at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He is the author of Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy (Princeton University Press, 2017), about the transformation of low-status occupations into cool, cultural taste-making jobs (cocktail bartenders, craft distillers, upscale men’s barbers, and whole animal butchers), and of Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City (Princeton University Press, 2014), about growth policies, nightlife, and conflict in gentrified neighborhoods. His work has appeared in such journals as City & Community, Poetics, Ethnography, and the European Journal of Cultural Studies. He is also the editor of Ethnography and the City: Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork (Routledge, 2012) and serves on the editorial boards of the journals Metropolitics, Work and Occupations, and the Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography.

Professor Claire Squires

University of Stirling

Professor Claire Squires is the Director of the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling, Scotland. Her research interests include late 20th and 21st century publishing, literary prizes, and book festivals, with her publications including Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain (2007) and, with Padmini Ray Murray, 'The Digital Publishing Communications Circuit' (2013). She is one of the volume editors for the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Book in Britain: Volume 7 The Twentieth Century and Beyond. She has worked as a judge for the Saltire Society Literary Awards and Publisher of the Year Award, and in 2015 was the recipient of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. She tweets from @stirpublishing and @clairesquires.

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