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Derya Ozdemir Kaya

Research Fellow

Research Interests

Affective labour, care, future of work, psychosocial studies

Organisation and Work

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Derya is a research fellow and associate lecturer at the OHRM division. She held research posts in teams investigating whistleblowing and domestic abuse services. Her PhD thesis explores the ethos of love for one's job and affective labour under post-Fordism drawing on a multi-sited psychosocial ethnography of the Turkish fine-dining sector. Following her PhD, she studied digitalisation of affective labour during COVID19 with funding from the Productivity and the Futures of Work GRP at Warwick. She is currently working on the ESRC-funded project 'Understanding the financial impact of COVID-19 on the UK care home sector - implications for businesses and the workforce (FICCH)'.

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