I am Professor of Organization and Culture, and worked at the University of Leicester School of Management from 2003-10 before returning in 2012. I have previously held posts at Staffordshire, Keele and Warwick universities, and my background is in anthropology, sociology and cultural studies. From 2008 - 2012, I was joint Editor in Chief of the journal Organization: The Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and Society.
My research and writing is an attempt to widen the scope of what can be properly covered by the business school, whether in terms of particular sorts of organizations (the circus, the worker co-op, skyscrapers, Apollo space programme or whatever), or ways of representing organizing (in art, cartoons, films etc). My recent writing has been about alternative organization, angels, shipping containers and art galleries, as well as a book on outlaws. I am also very interested in how academics write, and how they might cultivate new audiences for their ideas.