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Research interests

I work principally in two areas Critical Diversity Studies and Digital Labour.

I am interested in the ways that organisational discourses and practices ‘organise difference’ – Which differences between people do we understand as being important? What meanings do we attach to forms of difference? How do we seek to ‘manage’ difference? What are the material consequences of these processes? I extend these questions into a variety of empirical settings, including organisational ‘diversity’ practices and digital work.

Research interests:

-           Critical analysis of inclusion, diversity and equality as organising concepts and practices

-           Gender and race in working life

-           Intersectional research

-           Digital labour

-           Digital inclusion and exclusion

-           Management/government of subjectivities at work

-           Writing differently in research

-           Affect

-           Solidarity communities

-           Practices and strategies of anti-racism

I am also part of the Writing Differently collective, and active in engaging with artistic practices as a part of learning; and continually seek to explore how they can enrich our writing, research, and teaching.

Please see my website for details of my current projects: https://organisingdifference.wordpress.com/

I am Social Media Editor for the journal Management Learning, and developed an innovative new video series for them called 'Management Learning Meets...', which promotes dialogue and reflection around issues of organisational learning and the process of doing research and publishing within Management and Organisation Studies.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and within the School of Management I am also Senior Tutor.

Willing to supervise PhD

I am currently supervising One PhD student internally: Katty Abdelmalek; and one PhD students externally: Ruth Abrams (Kingston University).

I welcome enquiries from prospective doctoral students who are interested in pursuing research related to my areas of specific interest outlined above. 

Education/Academic qualification

Business and Management, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Warwick

1 Oct 201125 Apr 2016

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Projects 2018 2020

Building the Anti-Racist Classroom: Organising for Liberation 1

Brewis, D., Dar, S., Martinez Dy, A. & Liu, H.


Project: Research-related funding

Building the Anti-Racist Classroom

Brewis, D., Dar, S., Martinez Dy, A., Salmon, U. & Liu, H.


Project: Research-related funding

Research Output 2017 2019

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Social sciences

Co-convener of Stream - 'Inclusions and exclusions in the digital world: meanings, challenges, opportunities'

Brewis, D. N., Priola, C., Martinez Dy, A. & Agwunobi, J., 27 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

3 Citations (Scopus)
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Duality and fallibility in practices of the self: The 'inclusive subject’ in diversity training

Brewis, D. N., 1 Jan 2019, In : Organization Studies. 40, 1, p. 93-114 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Diversity training
Organizational practices

Powerful Writing

Amrouche, C., Breckenridge, J., Brewis, D. N., Burchiellaro, O., Breiding Hansen, M., Hee Pederson, C., Plotnikof, M. & Pullen, A., 11 Feb 2019, In : Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organization. 18, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access