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PhD Researcher in Global Political Economy (ESRC 1+3)

Research supervisors: Dr Ana Dinerstein, University of Bath; Prof. Bridget Anderson, University of Bristol

 

PhD project overview

Crisis, austerity and new social subjectivities in urban Spain: movement perspectives from the 15M to the institutional turn and beyond in Spain.

Responding to Bailey et al.’s (2018) call for a “disruption-oriented” political economy, my research will generate critical, movement-relevant knowledge about crisis, austerity and struggle in urban Spain. I am especially three inter-related features of the post-2008 cycle of struggle:

1) Amidst generalising precarity, a resurgent materialist politics expressing emergent class compositions beyond class-delimited identity, and a turn to the politics of social reproduction

2) The powerful assertion of the politics of race, coloniality, gender and sexuality

3) The territorial and spatial dimension – that is, struggles over the production of space in, against and beyond austerity urbanism. For example, via the mobilisation of the neighbourhood and municipal scales, or around strategic, spatial circuits of value accumulation such as property and tourism

As such, I will mobilise decolonial (Quijano 2000; Mezzadra and Neilson 2013; Dinerstein 2015), feminist (Bhattacharya 2017; Dalla Costa and James 1972; Federici 2012) and spatial (Clare 2018; Gray 2018a; Gray 2018b) perspectives within minor marxisms (Bailey et al. 2018).

I’m committed to collective knowledge production using militant, participatory action, decolonial and feminist research methods and epistemologies.

Background

To date, my social justice work, paid and non-paid, includes:

  • CERTA Level 2 Award in Community Organising, Community CoLab, Bristol
  • Member, ACORN community and tenants’ union, 2017-present
  • Human rights observer, Mexico, Peace Brigades International (PBI), 2015-2016, and CAPISE, 2007
  • Coordinator, Manchester Mule citizen journalism project, 2011-2012
  • Freelance Researcher, Cooperative College, Manchester, 2010
  • Editor, Shift Magazine, 2010-2013
  • Political organiser, various collectives including Plan C, 2007-present on issues including: precarity and workplace, social welfare and services, race and migration, climate change, education, housing.
  • Founding member, Plan B Housing Cooperative and community resource centre, 2009-2013

I wrote my MSc Environmental Governance dissertation on the subjectivities of precarious labour in the environmental charity sector, and my MRes Social Research Methods dissertation on decolonial, feminist and Marxist approaches to informal labour in Latin America.

Academic positions held

  • Founding member of Bath-Bristol Standing Seminar in Critical Theory
  • Member of SWDTP student-led Participatory Action Research group
  • Committee member of South West Research Cooperative

Publications

Hooker, J. (accepted 2019) ‘Crisis, revolt and geographies of coloniality’. Review of Neoliberalism from below: popular pragmatics and baroque economies, by Verónica Gago. Dialogues in Human Geography. 

Hooker, J. (ed.), 2012. Creating commonwealth and cracking capitalism: a cross-reading (Part II). An exchange between Michael Hardt and John Holloway. Shift Magazine, 15, pp. 20-24. Available at: https://libcom.org/library/creating-commonwealth-cracking-capitalism-cross-reading-part-ii-john-holloway-michael-ha (accessed 31 January 2019) 

Hooker, J. (ed.), 2012. Creating commonwealth and cracking capitalism: a cross-reading (Part I). Shift Magazine, 14, pp. 13-17. Available at: https://libcom.org/library/creating-common-wealth-cracking-capitalism-cross-reading-part-i (accessed 31 January 2019) 

Hooker, J. (ed.), 2011. An interview with John Holloway. Shift Magazine, 13, pp. 18-22. Available at: https://libcom.org/library/interview-john-holloway (accessed 23 January 2017) 

Hooker, J. [pseudonym Jay Hooper], 2011. 'Occupy! Manchester is based on this desire to rediscover “direct action as a popular political form”: An interview with an organiser of Occupy Manchester', Shift Magazine, 1 September [online]. Available at:  https://libcom.org/library/%E2%80%9Coccupy-manchester-based-desire-rediscover-direct-action-popular-political-form%E2%80%9D-intervi (accessed 23 January 2017)

Hooker, J., 2010. Post-politics. Wikipedia [online], no subsequent edits made to my original authored content. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-politics (accessed 23 January 2017)

Education/Academic qualification

MRes Social Research Methods, University of Bath

MSc Environmental Governance, University of Manchester

Keywords

  • crisis
  • austerity
  • urban space
  • emergent social subjectivities
  • precarity
  • community organising
  • the politics of autonomy
  • municipalism
  • Barcelona
  • activist research
  • decoloniality
  • feminism
  • critical theory

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