Nicola Smith

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

Feminist and queer theory

Gender and sexuality

Global political economy

Austerity and neoliberalism


Sex work


Nicola Smith is a political economist working on feminist and queer theory, neoliberalism and austerity, sex work and reproductive labour, and the history of the British body politic.


PhD Political Science (University of Birmingham)
MA Research Methods (Political Science) (University of Birmingham)

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Dr Smith welcomes applications from doctoral researchers in the fields of international political economy, globalisation, global ethics, small states, discourse analysis, and gender and sexuality studies. She currently supervises or co-supervises PhD research on:

Globalisation and the emergence of Latin America
Discourses of abortion in the UK and US
The Romanian construction of the idea of Europe versus the Western idea of Europe