Heejung Chung

I am a labour market & welfare state researcher and Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, UK and the author of the book The Flexibility Paradox: why flexible working leads to (self-) exploitation, (Policy Press)

My research interest lies in examining different labour market patterns and outcomes across European welfare states, focusing mostly on gender inequalities, flexibility at work, work-life balance, division of unpaid work/care including the mental load, and job/employment insecurity. Check out my recent publications here, my recent projects here, and some of my media appearances here

I am the co-editor of the new Policy Press Book series Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy, an Associate Editor for the journal Social Policy & Administration, on the editorial board for the Journal of Korean Welfare State and Social Policy (JKWS), on the executive board of the European Social Policy analysis network, and the Work Families Researcher network, and the co-lead of the WFRN special interest group Economic and Public Policy, a member of the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Awards committee... and I am a mom of a eight year old, a tuxedo cat, and a Bulgarian street dog, used to sing in a soul choir , currently play bass for an punk/grunge band, a U9 football coach, and an old-bags women's vet football player (and a strong believer that one must have a balance between work/love and play and deliberate rest)

If you are interested in any of my research please contact me.

Also email me if you are interested in doing your MA/Ph.D./post-doc research with me .


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e-mail: H.Chung(at)Kent.ac.uk

School of Social Policy, Sociology & Social Research

Division of Law, Society and Social Justice

University of Kent Canterbury Kent, CT2 7NF

United Kingdom