St John's College Oxford
St John’s College Women’s Network are delighted to invite alumni and their guests to join us for summer drinks in London.

St John’s College Women’s Network are delighted to invite alumni and their guests to join us for summer drinks on 29th August at The Riverside Vauxhall.   This is the first in a series of speaker events where former John's students and current JRFs present their academic work exploring issues affecting women in the world today.  This event's speaker will be Dr Liz Foulksman, who will be speaking on the topic of 'Money for Nothing, Work for Love: Reimagining the Future of Labour and Distribution'.

Booking for this event is now closed.  If you have any questions, please email alumni@sjc.ox.ac.uk or call +44(0)1865 610 889

Money for Nothing, Work for Love: Reimagining the Future of Labour and Distribution

What would work look like in a utopia? How many hours a week of labour would we do, and what would we spend the rest of our hours on? How would money be distributed? Would livelihood and work still be entwined, or would wages be simply pocket money? What would happen to care work and other forms of unpaid labour? Will robots and AI help us get there, or stand in our way? Could this happen in poor countries, or only rich ones? This talk looks past the current hype around the future of work, and draws on historical and anthropological perspectives to explore alternative visions of work and livelihood, alongside points of resistance and opposition to such visions.

Dr. Liz Fouksman is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at St John's, with a departmental home at the African Studies Centre at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies. Previously she has held research fellowships at Harvard University and the University of the Witwatersrand. Liz holds a doctorate in International Development from the University of Oxford. Her work focuses on moral, social and cultural attachments to work and working among the long-term unemployed, as well as on the global movement around universal basic income (UBI).