Dr Jenny K Rodriguez

Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies

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Jenny Rodriguez is Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies at the Human Resource Management, Employment Relations & Law Subject Area Group and member of the Work & Equalities Institute at Alliance Manchester Business School. Prior to joining Manchester, she worked at the Dept of HRM at the University of Strathclyde Business School and at Newcastle University Business School. Dr Rodriguez's research focuses on intersectional inequality in work and organisations, and the interplay between identity, work and regulation. She is particularly interested in the transnational experiences of skilled migrant women. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Social responsibility

Dr Rodriguez is the Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee at Alliance Manchester Business School. Between 2019 and 2021, she was Associate Head of Social Responsibility & Civic Engagement in the People, Management and Organizations (PMO) Division at Alliance Manchester Business School.

She is also involved in scholar activism as founding member of the Decolonizing Alliance, an international community committed to intellectual and practical collaboration, translation, active solidarity and resistance to tackle intersectional inequalities and neo-colonial power relations faced by people of colour in the Global South and the Global North.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Editorial roles

- Associate Editor of Employee Relations: An International Journal

- Member of the Editorial Review Board of Gender in Management: An International Journal

- Member of the Editorial Board of Human Relations

- Member of the Scientific Committee of Politicas Publicas (University of Santiago de Chile)

External roles

- Member of the Race Equaltiy Charter Governance Committee

- Member of the Steering Group for the Research Centre for Young Women’s Economic Justice, Young Women's Trust

- Member of the Race Equality Action Group of the Chartered Association of Business Schools

- Chair of the Manchester Industrial Relations Society

- Chair of the Gender in Management Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management

- Founding convenor of the Equality and Diversity in Work and Employment Study Group of the  British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA)

- Member of the ESRC Peer Review College

Committee Membership at the University of Manchester

- Steering Committee Member of the Work & Equalities Institute

Research Networks and Beacons


  • Intersectionality, regulation of work and employment, international human resource management, transnational feminism, skilled labour migration, self-initiated expatriation, identity narratives, decolonizing

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