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Frederick Harry Pitts

Lecturer in Work, Employment, Organisation & Public Policy, University of Bristol

I am a Lecturer in Work, Employment, Organisation & Public Policy at University of Bristol School of Management, where I am also Business Fellow for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, lead the Faculty Research Group for Perspectives on Work, and direct the BSc programme in Economics & Management. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts.

I am co-editor of Futures of Work, an online magazine published by Bristol University Press, and the author of A World Beyond Work? Labour, Money and the Capitalist State Between Crisis and Utopia (Emerald, 2021, with Ana Dinerstein), Value (Polity, 2020), Corbynism: A Critical Approach (Emerald, 2018, with Matt Bolton), and Critiquing Capitalism Today: New Ways to Read Marx (Palgrave 2017). With Jon Cruddas, I am co-editor of a Political Quarterly special issue on The Politics of Postcapitalism. My work has been covered in media outlets including the Economist, the Financial Times, the Times, and the Guardian.

My research explores how different actors - workers, managers, politicians, activists, policymakers and intellectuals - understand, experience and organise the changing world of work and economic life. This overarching agenda breaks down into intersecting interests in the organisation and management, the politics and policy and the theory and critique of work and economic futures.


  • –present
    PhD Researcher, University of Bath


  • 2012 
    University of Bath, MRes Global Political Economy: Transformations and Policy Analysis
  • 2011 
    University of Exeter, MA Critical Global Politics
  • 2009 
    Falmouth University, BA (Hons) English with Media Studies