Johnna earned a DPhil in International Relations, with a speciality in social research methods and International Political Economy (IPE), from the University of Sussex in 2007. She then spent seven years as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC, University of Manchester), a leading ESRC funded research centre advancing the interdisciplinary study of socio-cultural change. Before joining the department of European and International studies at King's, Johnna was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Goldsmiths, University of London, helping to establish the Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) degree and the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC).
Johnna's research unpacks the significance of debt-dependent growth in the contemporary global political economy. In particular, she focuses on the spatial relations of debt and the importance of place in determining who has access to, and ultimately benefits from, financialisation. For example, she is interested in evaluating the degree to which the pattern of distribution of private debt within and across households create new forms of inequality. The current unprecedented scale of private debt complicates established understandings of income and wealth inequalities. Substantiating this claim requires an innovative mixed-methods approach to empirically capture the fluidity, hierarchy, and precarity of the household balance sheet. Furthermore, Johnna is interested in the ways debt can change the dynamics of everyday economic practices. For example, labour market participation; debt obstructs the traditional route of using paid employment to get out of poverty. In the same way, student debt obstructs the route of university qualification to middle-class income levels. Importantly, the outcomes are differentiated by gender, race, and class dynamics. Also, she is interested in looking at how debt, both public and private, fosters new political formations of resistance.
- Theories and Issues in International Political Economy
- The Global Shadow Economy
- The Political Economy of the Financial Crisis
- The Political Economy of Development
Johnna is currently supervising Tamar Nir’s project on ‘Student debt and the marketization of higher education in the United Kingdom’
She welcomes doctoral applications in the areas of debt and indebtedness, finance and financialisation, austerity, feminist political economy of the household.
Montgomerie, J., 1 Sep 2019, Rethinking Britain: Policy Ideas for the Many. Policy Press, p. 141-146 6 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Montgomerie, J., 1 May 2019, Polity. 140 p. Research output: Book/Report - Book
Montgomerie, J. & Cain, R., 1 Jan 2019, Neoliberalism in Context: Governance, Subjectivity and Knowledge. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 39-58 20 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26017-0_3
Montgomerie, J. & Tepe-Belfrage, D., Jan 2019, In : GEOFORUM. 98, p. 309-317 9 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.05.012
Montgomerie, J. & Cain, R., 10 Dec 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World . Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Montgomerie, J., 18 Sep 2018, New Thinking for the British Economy. openDemocracy, p. 112-122 Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Montgomerie, J. & Tepe-Belfrage, D., 1 Jul 2017, In : Critical Sociology. 43, 4-5, p. 653-668 16 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/0896920516664962
Montgomerie, J., 19 Dec 2016, In : British Politics. 11, 4, p. 418-437 20 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41293-016-0039-z
Montgomerie, J. & Tepe-Belfrage, D., Jun 2016, In : Globalizations. 13, 6, p. 890-905 16 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2016.1160605
Stanley, L., Deville, J. & Montgomerie, J., 1 Mar 2016, In : New Formations. 87, 87, p. 64-82 19 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.3898/NEWF.87.4.2016