Academic Advisory Board

The ISRF’s Academic Advisory Board comprises:

Professor Sheila Dow


Professor of Social & Organisational Theory, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Université Grenoble Alpes

Ismael Al-Amoudi studies how social norms are established or contested, with particular attention to the practices of corporations, from a perspective that mixes philosophical questioning and ethnographic participant observation. His interest in normativity has brought him to study (and publish) in the fields of business ethics; management learning; organisational studies and social theory.

Publications include: Post-Human Institutions and Organizations: Confronting the Matrix (Routledge, 2019, co-edited with Emmanuel Lazega), and Realist Responses to Post-Human Society: Ex Machina (Routledge, 2019, co-edited with Jamie Morgan).



Professor Emeritus of History of Science at the University of Athens

Kostas Gavroglou served as Professor of History of Science at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Athens, from 1994 to 2014.

His research fields are the histories of physical and quantum chemistry, the history of artificial cold, and issues related with the appropriation of scientific ideas and practices by the European periphery from the 18th century.

Publications include Sciences in the Universities of Europe, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Springer, 2015, co-edited with Ana Simoes & Maria Paula Diogo), and Neither Physics nor Chemistry: A History of Quantum Chemistry (MIT Press, 2011, with Ana Simões).



Professor of Sociology at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)

Emmanuel Lazega is Professor of Sociology at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a member of the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations.

His current research focuses on social, intra- and inter-organizational networks in the economy, with a substantive focus on the social control of business.

Recent publications include Bureaucracy, Collegiality and Social Change (Edward Elgar, 2020), Post-Human Institutions and Organizations (Routledge, 2019, co-edited with Ismael Al-Amoudi), and Knowledge and Networks (Springer, 2017, co-edited with Johannes Glückler & Ingmar Hammer.

ISRF Jayne Raisborough


Professor of Media at Leeds Beckett University

Jayne Raisborough is Professor of Media, within the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities at Leeds Beckett University.

Her work broadly focuses on two questions: who can we be and how can we live in prevailing socio-economic contexts?

She has explored, published and taught on media/ cultural representations of social class, gender, ethical consumption, litter and more recently anti-ageing.

Publications include Fat Bodies, Health and the Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), Lifestyle Media and the Formation of the Self (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and Risks, Identities and the Everyday (Routledge, 2008, co-edited with Julie Scott Jones).

If you would like to contact a member of the Academic Advisory Board in relation to the ISRF, please contact [email protected] in the first instance.