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Biography

Lisa Adkins holds the BHP Billiton Chair of Sociology in the School of Humanities and Social Science and an Academy of Finland Distinguished Professorship (FiDiPro), 2015-2019.

Before coming to the University of Newcastle in 2010 she was Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has also held posts at the University of Manchester, the Australian National University, and the University of Kent. She was a member of the Australian Research Council's College of Experts (Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences Panel), 2011-13. 

The BHP Billiton Research framework brings together and extends Professor Adkins’ significant research and publication record in the areas of economic sociology, social and cultural theory and social science methodology. Details of the BHP Billiton Research Framework “Labouring Futures” can be found @ http://www.labouringfutures.com/">www.labouringfutures.com</a>. Her research on the conditions of labour in post-Fordism is extended in her ARC Discovery Project (2015-17) project on employment activation (DP 150101772). 

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Lisa Adkins is joint Editor-in-Chief of Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor and Francis).

Qualifications

  • PhD (Sociology), Lancaster University - England, 31/12/1992
  • Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies)(Honours), University of Sussex - UK, 31/12/1987

Research

Research keywords

  • Economic Sociology (the sociology of post-industrial economies, the new political economy)
  • Social and Cultural theory
  • Sociology of Gender

Research expertise

Lisa Adkins' research interests and contributions to sociology fall into three main areas: feminist theory and the sociology of gender, social and cultural theory, and economic sociology (especially the sociology of post-industrial economies and the new political economy). In the area of the sociology of gender, her interventions have included a broad scale exploration of shifting formations of gender in late modernity. Her contributions to economic sociology have included both empirical and theoretical interventions. A current project considers changing temporalities of labour and value. Finally, in the area of social and cultural theory her work includes a wide-ranging critical exploration of the work of Pierre Bourdieu.

Key publications include Gendered Work (1995), Revisions: Gender and Sexuality in Late Modernity (2002), (with Beverley Skeggs) Feminism After Bourdieu (2005) and (with Celia Lury) Measure and Value (2012). She has also edited special issues of the following journals: Australian Feminist Studies, The European Journal of Social Theory, NORA: The Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, and The Sociological Review.

The BHP Billiton Research framework brings together and extends Professor Adkins’ extensive research and publication record in the areas of economic sociology, social and cultural theory and social science methodology. Details of the BHP Billiton Research Framework “Labouring Futures” can be found @ www.labouringfutures.com

Lisa Adkins convenes the international research network: 'New Times: Transforming Feminist Political Economies'. http://newtimesnetwork.org/

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160806Social Theory40
220306Feminist Theory30
160807Sociological Methodology And Research Methods30

Memberships

ARC Committee member

  • Member - ARC College of Experts (Social Behavioural and Economics Sciences Panel)

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences (SBE) panel, ARC College of Experts
  • Member - The Journal of Cultural Economy
  • Member - Subjectivities
  • Member - Feminist Theory

Appointments

Visiting Scholar
Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, University of Kent (United Kingdom)
01/02/2014 - 01/04/2014
Visiting Professor
School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere (Finland)
01/05/2014 - 01/05/2014
Visiting Scholar
McGill University (Canada)
01/11/2010 - 01/02/2011

Awards

Distinction.

2013Guest Professor
Institute for Advanced Social Research, University of Tampere (Finland)
Research position.
2011Visiting Scholar
Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, McGill University (Canada)
Research position.

Research Award.

2009Young Women in Movement
University of London (United Kingdom)
ESRC Research Seminar Series 'Young Women in Movement'. Reference Number RES-451-26-0715 (Co-award holders Angela McRobbie and Carrie Paechter)
2005Evaluating the Cultural Economy Thesis: Creativity and the Labour Process
University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change grant
2004Making Use of Culture
University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
British Academy Conference Grant for the Cultural Theory Institute's inaugural conference.

Invitations

Futures in Question
Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom (Keynote Address)
2014
'What do Wages Do? Feminist Theory in Austere Times' Feminist Theory Now Series
Gender Institute, Australian National University , Australia (Invited Presenter)
2014
What do Wages Do? Feminist Theory After the Financial Crisis
Gender and Education Association Biennial Conference 2013, United Kingdom (Keynote Address)
2013
No Future. Conference: Power, Time and Agency: Exploring the Role of Critical Temporalities.
CRESC, University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Keynote Address)
2013
Crash: Time, Labour and the Future of Gender. Conference: Power and Difference
University of Tampere, Finland (Keynote Address)
2012
Practice as Temporalisation: Bourdieu and Economic Crisis. Conference: Gendered Inequalities, Emotional and Aesthetic Labour and Well-­Being in Work
University of Tampere, Finland (Keynote Address)
2010
Revisiting the Material: New Directions in Gender, Sexuality and Law Studies. AHRB funded symposium, organized by the Research Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, University of Kent.
University of Westminster , United Kingdom (Invited Presenter)
2010
Feminist Futures: Making Time in Practice. Conference: Gender Futures: Law, Critique and the Struggle for Something More
University of Westminster, United Kingdom (Keynote Address)
2009
Prospects for Feminist Methodology. Gender Interdisciplinary Group funded workshop.
University of Bristol , United Kingdom (Invited Presenter)
2009

Collaboration

As a FiDiPro Distinguished Professor, Lisa Adkins has formal institutional affiliation in Finland with the University of Tampere and the University of Turku and is conducting a major funded project enttled: 'Sociology for the C21st - The Changing Economy/Society Relation'.

Lisa Adkins currently convenes the international research network, 'New Times: Transforming Feminist Political Economies '. http://newtimesnetwork.org/

The network has organised two invitational workshops ("Gender and Labour in New Times"), a special issue of the journal Australian Feminist Studies, an a stream for the 2014 international, biannual 'Gender, Work and Organization' Conference (UK).

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Lisa Adkins has extensive leadership, managerial and administrative experience at universities in the the UK and Australia. At the University of Manchester, she was on the senior management team of the Department of Sociology and Director of the Cultural Theory Institute. At Goldsmiths, University of London, she held the post of Director of Graduate Studies and was on the Departmental Senior Management Team where she was responsible for overall strategic leadership with respective to graduate programmes and research training. At the University of Newcastle she is the Ourimbah Campus Director of Research Development. She has completed a comprehensive programme of formal leadership, management and performance management training.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Contemporary social and cultural theory
  • Economic sociology (especially the sociology of post-industrial economies, the new political economy)
  • Feminist theory
  • The sociology of gender

Teaching expertise

Lisa Adkins has extensive experience in programme development and curriculum development at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has convened MA programmes at the University of Manchester and Goldsmiths, University of London where she was also Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology. Her teaching expertise extends to: feminist theory, sociology of gender, economic sociology, sociological methodology and social theory. In her current post, she coordinates and teaches the 3rd year sociology capstone course, 'Studying the Social'.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Adkins L, 'Out of work or out of time? Rethinking labor after the financial crisis', South Atlantic Quarterly, 111 621-641 (2012) [C1]
2012Adkins L, Lury C, Measure and Value, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, 181 (2012) [A3]
2009Adkins L, 'Sociological Futures: From Clock Time to Event Time', Sociological Research Online: an electronic journal, 14 1-5 (2009) [C1]
2011Adkins L, 'Practice as temporalisation: Bourdieu and economic crisis', The Legacy of Pierre Bourdieu: Critical Essays, Anthem Press, London 347-365 (2011) [B1]
2013Adkins L, 'Ontological Bourdieu: A Reply to Simon Susen', Social Epistemology: a journal of knowledge, culture and policy, 27 295-301 (2013) [C1]
2010Adkins L, 'The New Economy, Property and Personhood', Cultural Theory Volume 4: Economy, Technology and Knowledge, Sage, London, United Kingdom 191-209 (2010) [B1]
2009Adkins L, 'Feminism After Measure', Feminist Theory: an international interdisciplinary journal, 10 323-339 (2009) [C1]
2002Adkins L, Revisions: Gender and Sexuality in Late Modernity, Open University Press, Buckingham, England, 152 (2002) [A1]

Publications

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Book (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Adkins L, Lury C, Measure and Value, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, 181 (2012) [A3]
2011Adkins L, Lury C, Measure and Value, Wiley-Blackwell, Incorporated, Australia, 200 (2011) [A3]
2005Adkins L, Skeggs B, Feminism After Bourdieu, Blackwell, Oxford, England, 268 (2005) [A3]
2002Adkins L, Revisions: Gender and Sexuality in Late Modernity, Open University Press, Buckingham, England, 152 (2002) [A1]
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Chapter (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Adkins L, 'What is the Empirical?', Approaches to Fieldwork, Sage, London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi 1-17 (2014)
2014Adkins L, 'Luc Boltanski and the Problem of Time: Notes Towards a Pragmatic Sociology of the Future', The Spirit of Luc Boltanski: Essays on the Pragmatic Sociology of Critique, Anthem Press, London and New York 517-538 (2014)
2013Adkins L, 'Creativity, Biography and the Time of Individualization', Theorizing Cultural Work: Labour, Continuity and Change in the Creative Industries, Routledge, London 149-160 (2013) [B1]
2012Adkins L, Lury C, 'Introduction: Special measures', Measure and Value, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA 5-23 (2012) [B1]
2011Adkins L, 'Practice as temporalisation: Bourdieu and economic crisis', The Legacy of Pierre Bourdieu: Critical Essays, Anthem Press, London 347-365 (2011) [B1]
2010Adkins L, 'The New Economy, Property and Personhood', Cultural Theory Volume 4: Economy, Technology and Knowledge, Sage, London, United Kingdom 191-209 (2010) [B1]
2006Adkins L, 'The new economy, property and personhood', Inventive Life: Approaches to New Vitalism, Sage, London, United Kingdom 111-130 (2006) [B1]
2005Adkins L, 'Feminist Social Theory', Modern Social Theory, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom 233-251 (2005) [B1]
2005Adkins L, 'Feminism, Bourdieu and After', Feminism After Bourdieu, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, United States of America 3-18 (2005) [B1]
2004Adkins L, 'Reflexivity: Freedom or habit of gender?', , BLACKWELL PUBL 191-210 (2004) [B1]
2004Adkins L, 'Gender and the Post-Structural Social', Engendering the Social: Feminist Encounters with Sociological Theory, Open University Press, Buckingham, England 139-154 (2004) [B1]
2004Adkins L, 'Introduction: Feminism, Bourdieu and after', , BLACKWELL PUBL 3-18 (2004)
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Journal article (24 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Adkins L, Dever M, 'Housework, Wages and Money: The Category of the Female Principal Breadwinner in Financial Capitalism', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 50-66 (2014) [C1]
2014Adkins L, Dever M, ' Gender and Labour in New Times: An Introduction', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 1-11 (2014) [C3]
2013Adkins L, 'Ontological Bourdieu: A Reply to Simon Susen', Social Epistemology: a journal of knowledge, culture and policy, 27 295-301 (2013) [C1]
2012Adkins L, 'Out of work or out of time? Rethinking labor after the financial crisis', South Atlantic Quarterly, 111 621-641 (2012) [C1]
2012Adkins L, 'Class, individualization, and late modernity: In search of the reflexive worker [Book review]', American Journal of Sociology, 118 265-266 (2012) [C3]
2009Adkins L, Lury C, 'Introduction: What is the empirical?', European Journal of Social Theory, 12 5-20 (2009) [C1]
2009Adkins L, 'Sociological Futures: From Clock Time to Event Time', Sociological Research Online: an electronic journal, 14 1-5 (2009) [C1]
2009Adkins L, 'Feminism After Measure', Feminist Theory: an international interdisciplinary journal, 10 323-339 (2009) [C1]
2008Adkins L, 'From Retroactivation to Futurity: The End of the Sexual Contract?', Nora: Nordic journal of women s studies, 16 182-201 (2008) [C1]
2008Adkins L, Jokinen E, 'Gender, Living and Labour in The Fourth Shift', Nora: Nordic journal of women s studies, 16 138-149 (2008) [C1]
2008Adkins L, 'Social Capital Put to the Test', Sociology Compass, 2 1209-1227 (2008) [C1]
2008Adkins L, Jokinen E, 'Restless Capitalism', Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 16 xx-xx (2008) [C2]
2005Adkins L, 'The new economy, property and personhood', THEORY CULTURE & SOCIETY, 22 111-+ (2005) [C1]
2005Adkins L, 'Social capital: The anatomy of a troubled concept', Feminist Theory, 6 195-211 (2005) [C1]
2004Adkins L, 'Passing on feminism - From consciousness to reflexivity?', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WOMENS STUDIES, 11 427-444 (2004) [C1]
2003Adkins L, 'Reflexivity - Freedom or habit of gender?', THEORY CULTURE & SOCIETY, 20 21-+ (2003) [C1]
2002Adkins L, 'Risk, sexuality and economy', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 53 19-40 (2002) [C1]
2002Adkins L, 'Sexuality and economy: Historicisation vs deconstruction', AUSTRALIAN FEMINIST STUDIES, 17 31-41 (2002)
2001Adkins L, 'Cultural feminization: "Money, sex and power" for women', SIGNS, 26 669-695 (2001)
1998Adkins L, 'Gender, careers and organisations: Current developments in banking, nursing and local government', WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY, 12 395-397 (1998)
1997Adkins L, 'Undressing lesbian sex: Popular images, private acts and public consequences - Creith,E', SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 31 353-360 (1997)
1997Adkins L, 'A sociology of sex and sexuality - Hawkes,G', SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 31 353-360 (1997)
1997Adkins L, 'Pornography and difference - Kaite,B', SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 31 353-360 (1997)
1997Adkins L, 'Sex work on the streets: Prostitutes and their clients - McKeganey,N, Barnard,M', SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 31 353-360 (1997)
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Review (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Adkins L, 'Cultural intermediaries', Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011) [D2]
2011Adkins L, 'Culture industries', Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011) [D2]
2011Adkins L, 'Self reflexivity', Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011) [D2]

Conference (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1999Adkins L, Lury C, 'The labour of identity: performing identities, performing economies', ECONOMY AND SOCIETY, KEELE UNIV, KEELE, ENGLAND (1999)

Creative Work (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Adkins L, 'Measuring Labour and Rethinking Value', feminists@law 4(1) (2014)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$140,305

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2015 (1 grants)

Employment Activation and the Changing Economy-Society Relation$135,305
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Lisa Adkins
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$135,30520152017
GNo:G1400316

2014 (1 grants)

Gender and Labour in New Times$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Lisa Adkins
SchemeRole
Pilot Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020142014
GNo:G1400954
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132020PhD (History)Principal SupervisorMusic in the Valley: Identity, Memory and Reinvention in Colonial Newcastle and The Hunter Valley, 1870-1879
20112019PhD (Accounting & Finance)Co-SupervisorOrganised Irresponsibility in the Management of Water Resources- The Case of the Murray Darling River System
20112016PhD (Law)Co-SupervisorZone of Impeachment: A Post-Foucauldian Analysis of Controlled Operations Law and Policy
20082017PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)Principal SupervisorWhen Power Networks Collide: Using Actor Networks Theory to Analyse Community Consultation Undertaken for an Australian Town's Electricity Supply
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Professor Lisa Adkins

Work Phone+ 61 (2) 4985 4284
Fax+ 61 2 4921 6933
Email
PositionProfessor of Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaSociology and Anthropology
Office
W339,
Behavioural Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/lisa-adkins