Keynotes + plenary presentations + papers


‘The Great Moving (Further?) Right Show’, Crossroads in Cultural Studies, University of Sydney. (Plenary Roundtable.)

‘New Directions in Finance Studies’ Intersections of Finance and Society, City University of London. (Plenary Roundtable.)

‘Abandonment, Labour and Life in the Speculative State’ Beyond the Gig Economy: New Responses to Insecure Work, University of Melbourne/Brotherhood of St Laurence (Keynote.)

‘Abandonment, Labour and Life in the Speculative State’ Gender Studies Annual Symposium, University of Lund, Sweden. (Public Lecture.)

‘Abandonment, Labour and Life in the Speculative State’ The Dynamics of Virtual Work, COST Action (The Dynamics of Virtual Work) Final Conference, ISM University, Vilnius, Lithuania.

‘Speculative Futures in the Time of Debt’ Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Public Lecture.)


Keynote: ‘Speculative Futures’, Westermarck Society (Finnish Sociological Society) Annual Conference: Signs of the Times – Possible Worlds, University of Helsinki.

Keynote: ‘Unemployment and Its Discontents: From Drift to Securitization’, WORK2015: New Meanings of Work University of Turku, Finland.


Keynote: ‘Futures in Question’ Futures in Question: Austerity Futures, Goldsmiths, University of London, 11-12 September 2014

Public Lecture: ‘What Do Wages Do? Feminist Theory in Austere Times’. 2014 ANU Gender Institute Public Lecture Series Feminist Theory Now.  3 June 2014.

Protest, Precarisation, Possibility. Institute for Advanced Study, ESRC Seminar Series ‘The Public Life of Private Law’, University of Warwick, 30 April 2014.


What is Money? Panel presented by the Social Studies of Finance Group in partnership with the Australian Working Group on Financialisation (AWGF), University of Sydney, 6  November 2013.

Rethinking Money: Liquidity, Value and Crisis, Social Studies of Finance Research Group, University of Sydney,  4-5 November 2013.

Keynote: Gender and Education Association Biennial Conference 2013, Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University, 23-26 April 2013.

Keynote:  Power, Time and Agency: Exploring the role of critical temporalities. CRESC, University of Manchester, 17-18 January 2013.


Keynote: Power and Difference, University of Tampere, Finland. August 2012.


Keynote: Welfare in Porous Society: New Constellations of Labour, Care and Education, University of Joensuu, Finland.


Keynote: Emotional and Aesthetic Labour and Well-Being in Work, University of Tampere, Finland.


Keynote: Gender Futures: Law Critique and the Struggle for Something More, University of Westminster/University of Kent, UK.

Global Social Inquiry: The Challenge of Listening, British Sociological Association Annual Conference (Sub-Plenary, Theory Strand), Cardiff, UK.


Keynote: Borders of Life, Life on the Borders, University of Joensuu, Finland.