Research interests

My research focuses on how new organisations emerge and persist in time. I study this question in the empirical setting provided by 'fluid' organisations in the in the creative industries, such as creative hubs, artist collectives, and co-working spaces. I am interested in what makes a shared sense of identity and purpose emerge and last in these settings, and pay specific attention to discursive and material practices. More broadly, I am interested in the use of qualitative and ethnographic methods in organization studies, and enjoy working at the intersection of the humanities and organization studies. My professional experience in journalism and the arts inform my research and teaching. For more information see