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Essex Critical Diversity Research Group

The Essex Critical Diversity Research Group conducts interdisciplinary and critical inquiry into areas of diversity, inclusivity and equality in management, organisations and society. We are a special interest group of Essex Business School academics from the HRM and Organisation and Management and Marketing subject groups, committed to informing both organisational and policy practice.

We examine the processes, practices and effects of organisational differences, inequalities and diversity management. Our work draws upon areas such as critical management, cultural studies, feminist theory, queer theory, critical race theory, history, sociology, postcolonial theory and policy theory.

Our work

Our research explores areas such as:

  • Disability and embodiment
  • Ethics of diversity management
  • Ethnicity, ‘race’ and employment
  • Gender, sexuality and embodiment
  • Inequalities of work and labour markets
  • Intersectionality and identity at work
  • Linguistic diversity and language asymmetries
  • Migration and mobilities
  • Postcolonial and queer critique

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Read our latest accounting research papers in the Essex Research Repository. Explore our publications and see the wide variety of fields we work in, from accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship to broader societal issues.

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