Dr Sheena J Vachhani

BSc(UMIST), PhD(Manch.)

  • BS8 1SD


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Personal profile

Research interests

I am a Reader in Work and Organization Studies and Co-director of the Centre for Action Research and Critical Inquiry in Organisations (ARCIO) at the School of Management. My work centres around ethics, politics and difference in work and organization. I have an interest in how systems and structures of inequality, including those reified by climate change and narratives of sustainability, offer new insights into business, politics and society.

I am currently engaged in a number of research projects that draw on the intersections between structures of inequality, organisations and society, namely: critiquing and investigating the relationship between affect, language and corporeality; ethico-political resistance in activism and social movements; feminist methodologies; vulnerability and the politics of solidarity; and craft practices informed by new materialism.

My previous work has explored: the politics of writing; corporeality in physical labour under neoliberalism; dirty work and critical approaches to innovation. I also have a longstanding interest in using critical perspectives to teach and research leadership.

I am co-editor (with Emma Bell) of the book series ‘Feminist Perspectives on Work and Organization’, published by Bristol University Press. I publish in journals such as: Organization Studies; Human Relations; Work, Employment and Society; Journal of Business Ethics and Organization amongst others and am Associate Editor and editorial board member for Gender, Work and Organization. I have co-edited special issues of: Organization; Gender, Work and Organization; and Leadership.

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Perspectives on Work
  • Gender Research Group

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Research Output

  • 16 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 10 Chapter in a book
  • 2 Editorial (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Other contribution

Feminist Ethics and Women Leaders: From Difference to Intercorporeality

Pullen, A. & Vachhani, S. J., 12 May 2020, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 2020, 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Luce Irigaray’s Philosophy of the Feminine – Exploring a Culture of Sexual Difference in the Study of Organizations

    Vachhani, S., 24 Mar 2020, Rethinking Culture, Organization and Management. McMurray, R. & Pullen, A. (eds.). London: Routledge, (Routledge Focus on Women Writers in Organization Studies; no. 4).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  • Open Access
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