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Nell Benney

Research student

Lancaster University

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Research overview

Nell Benney is a social scientist at the Lancaster Environment Centre, where she is completing her PhD. Her interest is labour studies within agroecology, and she focuses on how identity, power and class operate in counter-cultural spaces. She is researching labour conditions of the agroecological farming sector in the UK, specfically the use of unpaid work/ers. Her ongoing PhD project aims to understand the cultural and economic reasons for the use of unpaid work/ers on agroecological farms, and how this work is either resisted or accepted by the community. Nell's engagement with this project comes from her experiences as a farm worker, and her work with the new trade union for land workers Solidarity Across Land Trades (SALT). 


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