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Professor Julie MacLeavy

Professor Julie MacLeavy

Professor Julie MacLeavy
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Wales), PGCertHE(Bristol), FHEA

Professor of Economic Geography

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Office 2.12N
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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+44 (0) 117 928 8901




In my research I aim to develop a ‘cultural political economy’ reading of state intervention and its geographies. This requires the application of methods, ideas and concepts drawn from the ‘cultural turn’ in the social sciences to investigate issues of ‘traditional’ political-economic concern, including labour market regulation, welfare provision and urban renewal.

I am currently engaged in three research areas:

  1. The geographies of neoliberal policy reform in the liberal welfare states of the UK, US and Canada; including most recently the geographies of austerity in the post-recessionary period.
  2. The spatial and gender politics of wage-work and care-work; notably how the work-lives of families and patterns of care are changing in the aftermath of the recession
  3. Social exclusion and the geographies of poverty, inequality and disadvantage; including most recently the issue of intergenerational inheritances (which refers to the poor socio-economic conditions that are transferred from parents to offspring).



School of Geographical Sciences

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