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Bringing together researchers and third sector practitioners to explore under-represented issues of embodiment in the workplace
  • Introducing: The Body of Work project

    22nd Aug 2019 by

    “The body must be regarded as a site of social, political, cultural and geographical inscriptions, production or constitution. The body is not opposed to culture, a resistant throwback to a natural past; it is itself a cultural, the cultural product.” — Elizabeth Grosz. “We recognize that all knowledge is mediated through the body and that… Read more

  • Session 4 Intro: Menstrual cycles

    19th Oct 2020 by

    This second session of The Body of Work will be on the theme of ‘menstrual cycles’ will take place on 11th December 2020. We discuss each of the elements of this experience that are often made invisible in workplace practices. We consider together, the impact of menstrual cycles on careers and day-to-day workplace practices. In discussions we… Read more

  • Session 3 Intro: Pain and interventions on the body

    19th Oct 2020 by

    This second session of The Body of Work will be on the theme of ‘pain and interventions on the body’ will take place on 13th November 2020. We discuss each of these experiences that are often made invisible in workplace practices. We consider together, the consequences of chronic and acute experiences of pain, due to ill health,… Read more

  • Zoom avatars and backgrounds!

    18th Oct 2020 by

    As we re-launch the series in an online environment, our Artist in residence Amira Mukendi has designed a set of avatars and backgrounds especially for us! These images are free for participants to download and allow for layers of privacy, according to level of comfort, whilst also offering a way to participate visually. Just right… Read more

  • The Body of Work is back!

    18th Oct 2020 by

    After a few months on hiatus due to COVID-19, we are back with the Wellcome Trust funded series The Body of Work. We are so glad to be able to announce the return of the series and to have confirmed new dates for sessions 3 and 4, which will complete our first round of events.… Read more

  • CV-19 Updates

    21st Apr 2020 by

    Dear Body of Work community, In light of the measures recommended by the UK government to respond to the covid-19 pandemic, we decided to postpone sessions 3 and 4 of our series. We treasure the opportunity to be able to meet in person, but we want to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our participants… Read more

  • Session 2 Intro: Pregnancy and fertility

    5th Feb 2020 by

    This second session of The Body of Work will be on the theme of ‘pregnancy and fertility’. We discuss each of these experiences that are often made invisible in workplace practices. We consider together, how pregnancy and fertility can affect the working lives of individuals, and how reproduction comes to (re)shape organising. We will consider… Read more

  • Session 1 Intro: Racialised Bodies and anxiety

    4th Nov 2019 by

    The first session of The Body of Work will be on the theme of ‘racialised bodies and anxiety’. We discuss each element, and in relation to one another. ‘Race’ is not only a concept that has been constructed and attached to certain bodies using different logics over history; but results in a social, economic, and… Read more

  • Registration now open!

    24th Oct 2019 by

    And…..we are off! Registration is now open for all four sessions of The Body of Work series 25th Nov 2019 Session 1: Racialised bodies and anxiety  Register for session 1 here! How is inequality in the workplace articulated for people of colour? We will discuss anxiety, power dynamics and discrimination. Speakers: Sadhvi Dar and Deborah N Brewis… Read more

  • Speakers confirmed

    20th Oct 2019 by

    We are excited to announce our full line-up of speakers for the four events of the series! 25th Nov 2019 Session 1: Racialised bodies and anxiety  Register for session 1 here! How is inequality in the workplace articulated for people of colour? We will discuss anxiety, power dynamics and discrimination. Speakers: Akile Ahmet and Deborah N Brewis… Read more

  • Our artist: Amira Mukendi

    20th Oct 2019 by

    We are so pleased to welcome Amira Mukeni as the artist on this project. Amira is a doctoral researcher at the University of Bath in the Centre for Business, Organisations and Society. Her research interests include consumer behaviour, sustainable fashion, and multichannel marketing. Her doctoral research concerns sustainability in the fashion industry and the role… Read more

  • About the organisers

    22nd Aug 2019 by

    This series of seminars and workshops is organised for 2019 – 2020 as part of an ongoing project to bring researchers and practitioners together to develop knowledge and best practice relating to embodiment in the workplace. Dr Ilaria Boncori is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex and serves as Deputy Dean Education for… Read more

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