Elizabeth Humphrys


Elizabeth is a political economist at the University of Technology Sydney, and the UTS Student Ombud (2019-2021).

Her latest research projects are on: labour, neoliberalism and anti-politics; climate related heat stress events and work; and, the deaths of 35 workers when the West Gate Bridge collapsed in 1970. Her book How Labour Built Neoliberalism was released this year (2019) with Brill’s Studies in Critical Social Sciences series.

Elizabeth is the 2019 and inaugural Dr A M Hertzberg fellow at the NSW State Library, and an Associate of the Centre for Future Work at The Australia Institute. She is also on the Editorial Collective of the Journal of Working Class Studies and co-convene The Australian Sociological Association’s ‘Work, Employment and Social Movements’ thematic group (2017-present).

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