Nicola Smith

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

Feminist political economy

Queer theory

Sex work


Neoliberal discourse


My research focuses on the intersections between feminist political economy and queer theory, and my publications span topics such as sex work, body politics, austerity, neoliberal discourse, and the household. I teach on global politics, international political economy, and feminist and queer theory, and I am currently Research Director for the Department of Political Science and International Studies. With Juanita Elias (Warwick) and Adrienne Roberts (Manchester), I edit the book series Global Political Economies of Gender and Sexuality for Rowman & Littlefield.


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 gender, sexuality, and political economy.