Ms Amanda Ehrenstein
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74678
Address:Room M/1.36 Senghennydd Road
Amanda did her first degree in Psychology at the Free University of Berlin. She came to Cardiff University in October 2005 to continue her studies in Labour Studies and Critical Psychology on a 1+3 programme. In September 2006 she submitted her MSc thesis Social Relationality and Affective Experience in Precarious Labour Conditions. A study of young immaterial workers in the arts industries in Cardiff. Amanda currently plans the empirical part of her research project on the experience of precarity and everyday politics, to be carried out in London in the creative and nonprofit sector. She works as a Teaching Assistant at SOCSI (Development and Learning year 1; Globalisation and Social Change year 3) and organises with Helen Blakely the student-led Global Political Economy Postgraduate Research Group.
- Theories of subjectivity
- Transformation of work
- Neoliberal policies and the crisis of care
- Affective experience and social relationality in precarity
- Labour autonomy and political mobilisation
- Social movements and transnational forms of political organisation
Amanda is involved in PRECLAB (www.preclab.net) and the precarity webring, projects aimed at organising, communicating and coordinating militant research and mobilisations against precarity (www.precarity-map.net).
Ehrenstein, A. (2007) Embodied affects at work. The experience of precarity in the visual arts, paper to be presented at International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP) Conference, June 18-22, York University, Toronto, Canada (Symposium on Precarity, affective labour and the articulation of everyday politics).
Ehrenstein, A. (2007) Affective labour and precarity ― challenges for theory and political organisation, paper to be presented at Cultural Studies Now Conference, July 19-22, University of East London, UK.
Ehrenstein, A. (2007) Precarity and everyday politics in the UK, paper presented at 1st Annual Postgraduate Café Conference, February 27th, Cardiff University, UK.
Ehrenstein, A. (2006) Elusive aspects of precarity. Affective experience and the question of subversion, paper presented at Sixth International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, July 20-23, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey.
(Panel on Precarity and the New Politics of Everyday Life II)
Ehrenstein, A. (2003) Cultural Psychology and the problem of Essentialism ― an analysis of German Cultural Psychology, paper presented at the 10th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP), June 22-27, Istanbul, Turkey.