Equality issues in employment; contingent work in the entertainment industry; the interrelation of legal, social and cultural regulation of work.
Teaching in 2020-2021
IB1450: CORE: Foundations, Skills and Debates
Previously Research Fellow in Industrial Relations Research Unit, WBS.
British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship
AHRC Research Project - Women, Theatre, Justice: Performing, Organising, Working
This is a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, led by academics in theatre and performance studies and work and employment relations from Queen Mary, University of London; University of Warwick; University of Leicester and University of Reading. It is developing new understandings about Clean Break, the women-only theatre company that grew out of a prisoner-led drama workshop that took place between 1977 and 1979 in HMP Askham Grange. The work and organisation dimension of the project is to examine Clean Break as an organisation run by women for women and its unusual organisational approach of learning through listening to the voices involved in its work. It considers the implications of these practices for management and leadership more widely.
Dean, D. and Greene, A. (2017) "How do we understand worker silence despite poor conditions - as the actress said to the woman bishop", Human Relations, 70, 10, 1237-1257
Meardi, G., Donaghey, J. and Dean, D. (2016) "The strange non-retreat of the state : implications for the sociology of work", Work, Employment And Society, 30, 4, 559-572
Simms, M. and Dean, D. (2015) "Mobilising contingent workers : an analysis of two successful cases", Economic and Industrial Democracy, Volume 36, Number 1, 173-190
Deborah Dean (2015) "Deviant typicality : gender equality issues in a trade union that should be different from others", Industrial Relations Journal, 46, 1, 37-53
Deborah Dean (2012) "The relevance of ideas in a union’s organization of contingent workers : 'Here come the fairy people!'", Work, Employment And Society, 26, 6, 918-934
Deborah Dean (2008) "No human resource is an island : gendered, racialized access to work as a performer", Gender, Work & Organization, Vol.15, No.2, 161-181
Kirton, G., Greene, A. and Dean, D. (2007) "British diversity professionals as change agents - radicals, tempered radicals or liberal reformers?", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Volume 18, Number 11, 1979-1994
Deborah Dean (2007) "Performing industrial relations : the centrality of gender in regulation of work in theatre and television", Industrial Relations Journal, Volume 38, Number 3, 252-268
Deborah Dean (2005) "Recruiting a self : women performers and aesthetic labour", Work, Employment And Society, 19, 4, 761-774
Dean, D. and Jones, C. (2003) "If women actors were working...", Media, Culture & Society , 25, 4, 527-541
Dean, D. and Liff, S. (2010) "Equality and diversity : the ultimate industrial relations concern", 422-446, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Deborah Dean (2009) "Diversity management in the private sector", No.21, 90-114, Routledge, New York
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