Projects per year
I joined the department in 2014. I am a trained sociologist. My research concerns precarious work in the gig economy and beyond. I am interested in the emerging varieties of automation, the related power structures, and how they are impacting on work and life. The integrity of teaching and research is crucial to my pedagogical approaches.
My teaching covers the broad range of sociology of work.
My core areas are:
- Sociology of Work
- Social Theory
- HRM and Public Sector
- (International) Employee Relations
- Surveillance Studies
Expertise & Capabilities
- New Technologies and the Workplace
- Work and Gender
- Urban Security and Policing
My reserach interests are in the broad area of changing work and employment structures. Over the last years, I did research the impact of the implementation of New Public Management on public servants in different nations and sectors (police, waste collection, energy). More recently, I started to investigate in the effects robotics-led workplaces will have on job quality. I am also interested in reseraching trade unions, particularly in terms of their representational and oragnisational capacities. My reserach relies on inter-disciplinary as well as international collaborations.
1/01/20 → 31/12/22
McQuarrie, J., Findlay, P. & Briken, K., 24 Aug 2019, (Unpublished).
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
Briken, K., 10 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In: Capital and Class.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile53 Downloads (Pure)
“We are a service class” A workers’ inquiry into the class composition of service commodity production
Kendra Briken (Examiner)15 Sep 2020
Activity: Examination types › Examination
Kendra Briken (Speaker)22 Apr 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk