Dr Frances Flanagan is a Sydney Fellow in Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney.
With an interdisciplinary background in history and law, her research considers the intersection of concepts of labour, climate change and technology. Her research has been published in a range of academic journals including the Journal of Industrial Relations and New Technology, Work and Employment, as well as in the Guardian, Arena, Inside Story and The Conversation. Prior to her appointment at the University of Sydney, she was a lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, a Marshall Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, and a Senior Scholar at Hertford College Oxford. She has also worked in two roles outside academia: as National Director of Research at United Voice, one of Australia’s largest unions, between 2015 and 2018, and as an Indigenous rights lawyer at the Yamatji Marlpa Land Council between 2000 and 2005.