Personal profile

Biographical details

James completed his undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Sussex (2010-2013) before obtaining his MA (2014) in International Political Economy at King’s College London, where he is currently a PhD fellow in the Department of European and International Studies. James was awarded a KISS DTC/ESRC scholarship in 2015 to conduct his PhD research, which focuses on the use of mortgage credit as a disciplinary mechanism in advanced capitalism, though a comparative political economy account of British and Danish mortgage systems. His research on the Danish case was made possible by obtaining a position as a visiting PhD fellow at Copenhagen Business School (2015-2016), where he also held the position of Assistant Lecturer. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, International Political Economy, King's College London


Award Date: 8 Jan 2015

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Sussex


Award Date: 30 Jun 2013

External positions

Visiting PhD Fellow, Copenhagen Business School



  • HG Finance
  • Financialisation
  • Mortgage
  • Debt
  • JN101 Great Britain
  • British State Theory