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Professor Julie MacLeavy

Professor Julie MacLeavy

Professor Julie MacLeavy
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Wales), PGCertHE(Bristol), FHEA

Professor of Economic Geography

Area of research

Office 2.12N
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8901

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In my research I aim to develop a ‘cultural political economy’ reading of state intervention and its geographies. This requires the application of methods, ideas and concepts drawn from the ‘cultural turn’ in the social sciences to investigate issues of ‘traditional’ political-economic concern, including labour market regulation, welfare provision and urban renewal.

I am currently engaged in three research areas:

  1. The geographies of neoliberal policy reform in the liberal welfare states of the UK, US and Canada; including most recently the geographies of austerity in the post-recessionary period.
  2. The spatial and gender politics of wage-work and care-work; notably how the ...

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