Dr Camille Barbagallo

Dr Camille Barbagallo



PhD 2012 2016

School of Social Science, University of East London, UK

MA 2006 2007

Masters with Distinction in Postcolonial Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London


Camille was awarded the Sociological Review Fellowship (2017-2018) and has taught at Hobart & William Smith Colleges (2016-2017) in the USA and Goldsmiths College (2009-2015) and University of East London (2014-2015).

My research, situated within the sociology of work and drawing from gender and race studies, explores how the reproduction of labour-power is valued, what it costs and who pays the bill. I interrogate the organisation and relationship between forms of waged and unwaged reproductive labour. Engaging specifically with Marxist feminist theories of social reproduction, my research examines the specific ways that gender and race are implicated in processes of reproductive labour and how the governing political rationality of neoliberalism seeks to extend an ethic of the market into all aspects of life, while at the same, depending on significant amounts of non-marketised and unwaged reproductive labour.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change