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Research interests

I'm currently working on CASSPIN ("Comparative Analysis of Social Spaces in Post-Industrial Nations"), a project headed by Dr. Will Atkinson and funded by the European Research Council. CASSPIN is a comparative analysis of class structures, or 'social spaces', across capitalist nations, with a particular focus on the US, Germany and Sweden. It aims to document convergences and divergences in the shape, effects and experience of class in the different countries.

In my ESRC-funded PhD research at UCL Geography, I studied the ‘expatriate’ as migration category. I asked how the category ‘expatriate’ is produced, negotiated and contested, and what work it performs. I analysed the politics of its polysemy, its multiplicity and mobility of meaning, and its relation to the category ‘migrant’. To do so, I adopted the methodological approach of following the category and deployed ethnographic and archival methodologies across three sites: The ‘Expatriate Archive Centre’ in the Hague, ‘International Human Resource Management’ literature, and ‘expatriate’ spaces in Nairobi, Kenya. 

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Projects

  • Research Output

    • 6 Article (Academic Journal)
    • 2 Chapter in a book
    • 2 Book/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)
    • 1 Commissioned report

    A business empire and its migrants: Royal Dutch Shell and the management of racial capitalism

    Kunz, S., 14 May 2020, In : Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 45, 2, p. 377-391 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • The force of events: the ‘Brexit interval’ and popular aspirations for Gibraltarian diplomacy

    Dittmer, J., Kunz, S. & et al., 19 May 2020, In : Territory, Politics, Governance. 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)