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Dr Deborah Brewis

Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour


I am a lecturer across topics in organisation, management, and human resource management; and researcher of organisation with a focus in critical diversity studies and digital labour. My theoretical interests are in exploring (in)equalities, ethics, and performances of the self.

I am also an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Warwick.

My ongoing research explores the role of the diversity practitioner within UK organisation, looking in particular at the relations of knowledge and power involved in the construction of their subjectivity as expert in diversity and in their work to transform other organisational actors through training. I am also conducting an empirical research project in the area of Digital Being, through exploring the emergent occupation of digital social influencers. This work is funded by Kingston University's First Grant Scheme. 

I have experience of conducting research for a policy environment; teaching on management and organisation; and a track record of fostering links among scholars, between scholars and artists, and engaging the public in academic research. 

Areas of specialism

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Critical management studies
  • Foucauldian theory and analysis
  • Gender theory, queer theory, postructural theories
  • Feminisms
  • Organisational culture and cultural representations of organisation
  • Ethics
  • Digital labour, digital being
  • Qualitative methods, discourse analysis and ethnographic methods


  • PhD Warwick Business School
  • MPhil University of Birmingham
  • BA University of Birmingham

Professional membership

  • Social Media Editor for Management Learning - The Journal for critical, reflexive scholarship on organization and learning (As part of this role I developed the video series 'Management Learning Meets...')
  • Member of VIDA, Critical Management Studies women's network and organiser of the VIDA Writing Project
  • Reviewer for Management Learning
  • Reviewer for Qualitative Research in Organisations and Management
  • Reviewer for Gender, Work and Organization
  • Fellow of the Higher Eduation Academy
  • Member of the Feminist and Women's Studies Association (FWSA)


I am interested in:

  • (In)equalities, esp. gender and sexual identity
  • Diversity and Inclusion in organisations, esp. diversity practitioners
  • Digital labour, esp. social influencers
  • Modern subjectivities, esp. self-as-brand, authenticity, management of the self
  • Michel Foucault, esp. practices of the self and ethics


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Brewis, Deborah N. (2017) Social justice 'lite'? Using emotion for moral reasoning in diversity practice. Gender, Work And Organization, ISSN (print) 0968-6673 (Epub Ahead of Print)

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