Nicki Cole

Nicki Cole

Title: Research Associate

Expertise: Global political economy, ethical and sustainable production and consumption, consumer culture and behaviour

Centre: York

    Dr Nicki Cole works 20% of her time at SEI and the rest at the University of York's Department of Social Policy and Social Work.  Whilst at SEI she works on the N8 AgriFood Programme looking at social indicators associated with sugar cane production and supply chains.

    Nicki joined the University of York in April 2017 to support Dr. Kevin Farnsworth’s Corporate Welfare Watch project. From 2014‒16 she was a funded Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society in Graz, Austria where she worked on a multifaceted research project focused on the popularity and hidden costs of Apple products. Prior to that, she worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the department of sociology at Pomona College, located in Claremont, California, USA.

    She holds a BA in sociology from Pomona College and an MA and PhD in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has published extensively in a variety of outlets on consumer culture, fair trade and ethical sourcing systems, and labour and environmental issues within global electronics supply chains.

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