School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Staff Profile

Dr Abigail Schoneboom

Research Associate

Background

I am an ethnographer whose research focuses on work, with a particular emphasis on cities, technology, sustainability and work-life boundaries. I am particularly interested in the relationship between urban space, wage labour and critical consciousness, with a growing focus on the connection between humans and nature.

Currently, I am working as a Research Associate on the ESRC-funded project, Working in the Public Interest, the first major investigation in the UK into the increasing involvement of private companies in carrying out professional spatial planning work for local government.


Ph.D.:
Hiding out: Creative resistance among anonymous workbloggers, Sociology, City University of New York (2008)

M.Eng. (combined B.A. and Master's) Engineering and Economics, Oxford University (1993)

Information about my other research projects can be found on my website.

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Research

I am currently working as a Research Associate on a major ESRC funded project (2017-2020), 'Working in the Public interest: Spatial planning and the future of public service professional labour, with Geoff Vigar, Zan Gunn and colleagues at Sheffield University and UCL.

Information about my other research projects can be found on my website.

Teaching

Information about my teaching philosophy and experience can be found on my website.

Publications