UNAK photo2Adam Fishwick works developing research support in the Centre for Doctoral Studies and Research Administration at the University of Akureyri, Iceland. He is particularly interested in opportunities for developing early stage researchers and increasing the impact and visibility of research.

He is actively involved in a number of research projects, focused on social and labour movements in the Global South, alternative futures and grassroots alternatives to capitalism, and the political economy of work and labour.

Adam has previously held positions as Associate Professor / Reader, Associate Head of Department (Research and Enterprise), and Faculty Head of Research Students. He has completed funded research projects, including a a Leverhulme International Academic Fellowship, which was awarded in 2019 for a project entitled “Methodological innovation for comparative labour research in Argentina and Chile”.

He has published in leading international journals, including Work, Employment and Society, Development and Change, Globalizations, Geoforum, and Labor History. He has also co-edited three volumes with Pluto Press, Bloomsbury, and Rowman and Littlefield International.

Adam’s ongoing research interests focus on four key areas: (1) the political economy of work and labour in Latin America (2) the international political economy of development (3) urban labour and social movements in Latin America (4) alternative futures and grassroots alternatives to capitalism.

Selected recent publications:


Trade Union Solidarity in Crisis: The Generative Tensions of Worker Solidarities in Argentina, Work, Employment and Society (co-authored with Lucila D’Urso)

Post-Capitalist Futures: Political Economy Beyond Crisis and Hope, Pluto Press (co-edited with Nicholas Kiersey

Selected recent events:

ESRHlvbXYAMr6RrTrade Union Activism Under Austerity, IV ISA Forum of Sociology, Porto Alegre, Brazil (with Lucila D’Urso)

Surviving Urban Precarity: Labour Exploitation, Organising Strategies and Workers between the State and Community, CEIL-CONICET and De Montfort University