Vicky is an interdisciplinary political scientist and joined the POLITICO program at CISRUL in September 2019 as a PhD candidate in Sociology, supervised by Prof. Claire Wallace and Prof. Donald Hislop. Her research is funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie scholarship.

Vicky holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and a MA in Art and Politics from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Vicky’s research PhD project traverses the ambiguities that the so-called platform economy poses to contemporary political systems. It will especially put a light on the margins of ‚glocalized’ digitally mediated labour, affective capital and valuation processes and how it puts individuals, civil society and governments under stress. She combines theoretical considerations from Foucault, Bourdieu, STS and feminist scholars with qualitative and explorative social science methods.

Vicky has several professional experiences in politics, media, research and culture. Previously, she has worked as a consultant to the OECD and as an editorial assistant for eurotopics, a daily pan-European press review conducted by n-ost, the network for border-crossing journalism on Eastern Europe. She also worked as a research assistant at the Chair of European Integration and Political Systems at LMU Munich, where she investigated resourcing and financing processes in international organizations.

Research interests

  • Political and Economic Sociology
  • Gender, Intersectionality and Inequalities
  • Political Theory
  • Politics, Aesthetics and Affect
  • Migration and Mobility

Education

MA Art & Politics – Goldsmiths, University of London (2017-18)
BA Political Science and Economics – Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (2012-16), Sciences Po Paris (2014-15)

Contact

vicky.kluzik@abdn.ac.uk


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 754326.