Editorial collective

Charles Barthold: Charles was originally born in Paris where he studied philosophy and social sciences. He then moved to the UK in order to complete his PhD on Deleuze and financialisation. Always interested in issues of inequalities and justice in relation to organisational, economic and environmental issues, he has since pursued with passion a career in the UK. In so doing, he has focused on interdisciplinary approaches at the intersection of critical theory and organisation studies. Charles is particularly enthused by contributing to independent publishing, enabling an open-access circulation of progressive academic debates.

Emrah Karakilic: Emrah holds a PhD in sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London. In his PhD, he studied autonomist Marxism (operaismo and post-operaismo) and contributed to the research programme of cognitive capitalism. Since then, he has been working on “contemporary capitalism and its discontents” through Marx via post-structuralism (in particular: Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari). Most recently, he has been appointed as one of the book editors in Organization. Twitter: @KarakilicDr

Marcus Gomes: I was born in Brazil and have done all my academic training there in Public Management and Government. Since starting my undergraduate studies, I have been involved in different social movements and forms of activism in Brazil. I have always been interested in how capitalism relates to inequalities and environmental degradation. This interest pushed me to examine governance, including the role of activism, social movements, business elites and populism in shaping our economies and societies. Currently I am Associate Editor for Revista de Administração de Empresas (RAE) a leading Latin-American journal. I left Brazil and discovered the beauties of Wales, but my passion for Palmeiras is still growing strong. Email: gomesm@cardiff.ac.uk Twitter: @mvpgomes

Martha Emilie Ehrich: I pursued an interdisciplinary academic upbringing in a wide range of social science disciplines, in turn navigating the edges of many different research areas rather than being placed at the centers of specific research communities. Building bridges between organizational research, critical political economy and feminist philosophy of science is what motivates my work. Network research, both from a theoretically-driven vantage point of relational ontology as well as a method-driven vantage point, is a center piece in most of my work. As a postdoc, currently located at the Filmuniversity Babelsberg, I am conducting research in the messy overlaps of social science and humanities as I joined the GEP Analysis team in researching the impact of policies on gender equity in the global film industry. Current side projects of mine include bridging Actor-Network-Theory and Network Analysis, measuring gender beyond the binary in quantitative research projects, critically assessing the processes of sexgender self-attribution and attribution by others in scholarly research, and researching the reproduction as well as revision of normative gender roles in natural history documentaries from a feminist ethology perspective.

Saikat Chatterjee: Born and brought up near Kolkata (India), Saikat moved to The Netherlands in his early twenties to do a PhD in astronomy. Ever since then, he has been residing in Europe. Saikat’s post-doctoral research areas primarily address contemporary societal and economical issues, which lie at the critical intersections of automation, data science, information dissemination and sustainable strategising. Although academically he is trained in natural sciences, he carries a deep passion to engage in a wide range of exigent inter/trans-disciplinary debates – particularly those that emerge through interesting encounters between organisational re-arrangement, business, sustainability and posthumanism.

Steffen Böhm: Steffen Böhm’s family origins go back to a Ukrainian farming village. The tumultuous twentieth century led to his family being displaced not once, not twice but three times, being continuously pushed from East to West. Unintentionally and perhaps unconsciously following the historical journeys of the Celts, Steffen has now arrived at one of the most Western and peripheral outposts of Europe, Kernow (Cornwall). Peripheral thinking is something he has embraced ever since he started his academic journey more than 20 years ago, resulting in, for example, the co-founding of the open access journal ephemera at the start of the new Millennium, followed by Mayfly Books in 2005. Most recently, he’s taken his editorial craft to the new Environment & Business Ethics section of the Journal of Business Ethics. Email: s.boehm[AT]exeter.ac.uk Twitter: @SteffenBoehm

Toni Ruuska: Toni (D.Sc. Econ.) is a University researcher and a teacher at the University of Helsinki. He was born in Espoo, Finland, and has spent most of his life in the greater Helsinki region. For the past ten years, he has been active in various social movements and activist campaigns supporting organizing beyond capitalism. Toni joined Mayfly editorial collective in 2019 after his book Reproduction Revisited was published by Mayfly Books. He is a member of the PROSE (Process Studies on Sustainable Economy) research group and SUCH (Sustainable Change) research network. Currently, he is working on a project funded by the Academy of Finland, titled Skills of Self-provisioning in rural communities.