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Dr James Hickson

Research Associate Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Personal Statement

I am a political theorist, working at the interface of politics, philosophy, and economics.

My research focuses on:
(i) Precarity and precarious work
(ii) Republican political theory
(iii) Contemporary urban politics

I joined the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place as a Research Associate in 2021 following the completion of my PhD in Politics at the University of York. I also hold an MA in Legal and Political Theory from UCL and a BA in Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway.

Prior to joining the Heseltine Institute I worked as a Research Officer with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, working closely on long-term economic strategy and the devolution agenda. I have also previously completed visiting positions at Harvard University, Humboldt University of Berlin, and the RSA.