Ellie Gore

Ellie Gore


  • Lecturer in Global Political Economy, Politics
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Ellie Gore is a Lecturer in Global Political Economy at the University of Manchester. They joined the department in 2021 from the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield. Ellie previously held an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Global Challenges Research Fellowship at SPERI and in the Department of Politics at Sheffield.

Ellie's research expertise are in feminist and queer political economy, with a particular focus on gender, sexuality, labour, and the political economy of development. Their research examines how development policies and processes—from LGBTQ+ rights and HIV to labour and decent work—impact on gendered and sexual power relations. Ellie is currently leading an ESRC New Investigators project that examines gendered patterns of labour exploitation among migrant workers in the Ghanaian economy. Ellie has extensive research experience in Ghana and has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Ghana.

Ellie has published their work in New Political Economy, The Journal of Development Studies, Global Public Policy and Governance, Capital and Class and Feminist Review. 



Email: ellie.gore@manchester.ac.uk

Research interests

My research is located at the interface between global political economy, global development, and gender and sexuality studies, with a geographic focus on West Africa. I am particularly interested in the following empirical and theoretical topics/questions:

- Global development policy on health and decent work and its impact on marginalised economic actors, namely LGBTQ+ people, sex workers, and migrant women

- Feminist political economy and social reproduction approaches, including queer and trans social reproduction

- Queer theory and the political economy of the body

- Unfree labour and gendered migration processes in the global economy and in Ghana specifically

I would be interested in supervising PhD students whose research interests/project align with my expertise.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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