Speaker’s profile 


Director of Recruitment and Admission, School of Business Management and Economics, University of Sussex 

Natalia Slutskaya was awarded a PhD in Management by the University of Exeter in 2009. For the last two years, she has been a senior lecturer at the University of Sussex. Previously, she worked at Brunel University, London and held visiting positions at the University of Exeter and University of Stockholm. 

Her research interests are interdisciplinary, combining organisational studies and employment relations. These are divided into two broad areas: stigma management (with the focus on “dirty work” occupations and managerial tactics for countering occupational taint), and equality, diversity and inclusion at work (with the focus on social class differences at work and the ways “class work” perpetuates inequality). She has co-edited a book entitled: “Dirty Work: Concepts and Identities”, and co-authored a book on “Class, Gender and Occupation: Working Class Men doing Dirty Work”, both published by Palgrave. Other publications include journal articles such as Gender, Work and Organization; Work Employment and Society; Organization and Organizational Research Methods. 

Natalia’s research is empirically grounded and policy-relevant. It is supported by internal and external research grants and has led to developing relationships with local government authorities, a number of charities and TheCityUK. One of her projects has resulted in a collaborative documentary which was screened at the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016. The project was also discussed in-depth during an interview with Laurie Taylor for the BBC Radio 4 programme “Thinking Allowed”. Her article entitled: “Lessons from Photoelicitation: Encouraging Working Men to Speak” received the Emerald Literati outstanding paper award in 2013. 

Natalia is Associate Editor of Gender, Work and Organization, and the European Management Review.