Dr Jeremy MorrisDr Jeremy Morris

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Full List of Publications (reverse chronological order):


Hinz, S. & Morris, J., (in press) “Arbeiter und alternative Gewerkschaften in Russland: Neo-Autoritarismus, Kooption und Widerstand”, Mehr als Arbeitskampf: Workers weltweit gegen Autoritarismus, Faschismus und Diktatur. Azzellini, D. (ed.). Hamburg: VSA-Verlag, pp.12

Hinz, S. & Morris, J., “Neo-Authoritarianism, Co-optation and Resistance: Workers and Alternative Unions” If Not Us, Who?: Workers worldwide against authoritarianism, fascism and dictatorship. Azzellini, D. (ed.). Hamburg: VSA-Verlag, p. 178-184 [translation of Arbeiter und alternative Gewerkschaften in Russland: Neo-Autoritarismus, Kooption und Widerstand]

Morris, J. And Orlova G. “Пандемия в (без)умном городе: цифровые протезы и аффордансы московской самоизоляции”. [edited book chapter] In, Лапина-Кратасюк Е. Г., Запорожец О. Н., Возьянов А. Сети города. Люди.Технологии.Власти. Новое литературное обозрение, Moscow. pp. 135-179.

J.  Morris & M. Garibyan (2021) Russian Cultural Conservatism Critiqued: Translating the Tropes of ‘Gayropa’ and ‘Juvenile Justice’ in Everyday Life, Europe-Asia Studies, DOI: 10.1080/09668136.2021.1887088 20 p.

J. Morris, ‘From prefix capitalism to neoliberal economism: Russia as a laboratory in capitalist realism’, Sociology of Power 33(1): 193-221.


Bryn Rosenfeld, Samuel Greene, Jeremy Morris, Grigore Pop-Eleches and Graeme Robertson. “Putin’s support is weakening. Will that show up in Russia’s regional elections this weekend?”, Monkey Cage Blog, Washington Post, 10 September 2020,

Orlova, G. & Morris, J. ‘City Archipelago: Mapping (post)lockdown Moscow through its heterogeneities’)  City & Society, 33(1) 18 p.

Morris, ‘Arbeitsprotest, Organisation und Klassenpolitik in Russland’ 20 Jul 2020, Russland-analysen. 389, p. 2-5

Polese, A., T. Stepurko and  J. Morris ‘Informality and (Lack of) State Legitimacy in Ukraine, A View from the Higher Educational Sector,’ in Elena Denisova-Schmidt (ed): Corruption in Higher Education Global Challenges and Responses. Brill, pp. 123–131.

Morris «Мизерная зарплата — главная проблема российского рабочего эпохи постсоциализма» Realnoe vremia, Kazan’ [newspaper article] 1 May 2020.

J. Morris «Россия оказалась плодотворным полем для лаборатории неолиберализма», Republic 10 March [magazine interview]


J. Morris, ‘Russia’s Incoherent State’, Current History (October) 118(810): 251-257.

J. Morris, ‘The Informal Economy and Post-Socialism: Imbricated Perspectives on Labor, the State, and Social Embeddedness.’ Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, vol. 27 no. 1, 2019, pp. 9-30. Project MUSE,


Morris ‘Review of: Simon Kordonsky, Socio-Economic Foundations of the Russian Post-Soviet Regime. The Resource-Based Economy and Estate-Based Social Structure of Contemporary Russia’, Europe-Asia Studies 70 (7), 1171-1172,

Polese, Seliverstova, O, Pawłusz, E. & Morris, J. (eds) 2018. Informal Nationalism After Communism: The Everyday Construction of Post-Socialist Identities,30 Mar 2018, London: I.B. Tauris. 213 p.

Polese, Seliverstova, O., Pawłusz, E. & Morris, J, 2018 Introduction: the silent noise of (everyday) identities., 30 Mar 2018, Informal Nationalism after Communism: The Everyday Construction of Post-Socialist Identities. London: I.B. Tauris, p. 1-16

Morris, 2018 ‘Hauntology and the trauma of social change: deindustrializing communities in Mumbai and provincial Russia’, 13 Feb 2018, City & Society, 30.

A Polese, L Rekhviashvili, B Kovács, J Morris (eds) Post-socialist Informalities: Power, Agency and the Construction of Extra-legalities from Bosnia to China, (Routledge), pp. 268, ISBN: 9781138296220.

Polese,J MorrisB Kovács 2016 States of informality in post socialist Europe and beyond, in A Polese, L Rekhviashvili, B Kovács, J Morris (eds) Post-socialist Informalities: Power, Agency and the Construction of Extra-legalities from Bosnia to China, (Routledge), pp. 1-10. ISBN: 9781138296220.

J Morris ‘2.9 Kalym (Russia)’, in, The-Global-Encyclopaedia-of-Informality-Volume.1. (ed. Alena Ledeneva), UCL Press, pp. 157-160.

J Morris, ‘Automobile masculinities and neoliberal production regimes among Russian blue-collar men’, in Masculinity, Labour and Neoliberalism: Global Perspectives, (eds. Charlie Walker and Steven Roberts), Palgrave, pp 171-193.

J Morris and S Hinz, ‘From ‘Avtoritet’ and Autonomy to Self-exploitation in the Russian Automotive Industry’, in Chris Hann and J. P. Parry (eds.) Industrial Labor on the Margins of Capitalism: Precarity, Class, and the Neoliberal Subject, Berghahn.


J Morris, ‘An Agenda for work and class studies in the post-socialist world’, Sociology Compass 11(5): 1-12 (ISSN: 1751-9020, DOI: 10.1111/soc4.12476.)

A Polese, J Morris, O. Seliverstova, E. Pawlusz, (eds), The National in Everyday Life. Identity and nation­-building in post­-socialist spaces (Palgrave), pp. 182, ISBN: 9781138736412

A Polese, J Morris, O. Seliverstova, E. Pawlusz, ‘Introduction: on informal and spontaneous national identities’, in A Polese, J Morris, E. Pawlusz and O. Seliverstova (eds), The National in Everyday  Life. Identity and nation­-building in post­-socialist spaces (Palgrave), pp. 1- 14. ISBN: 9781138736412

J Morris and S Hinz, ‘Free automotive unions industrial work and precariousness in provincial Russia‘, Post-Communist Economies, 29(3): 282-96.

B Kovacs, A Polese and J Morris, ‘Chapter 12: Adjusting social welfare and social policy in Central and Eastern Europe growth, crisis and recession’, Handbook of European Social Policy. Kennett, P. & Lendvai-Bainton, N. (eds.). Edward Elgar, pp. 194–217. DOI:

B Kovács, J Morris, A Polese, D Imami; Looking at the ‘sharing’ economies concept through the prism of informalityCambridge Journal of Regions Economy and Society, 10(2): 365-378. doi: 10.1093/cjres/rsw046 ISSN 1752-1386

A Polese, L Rekhashvili, J Morris ‘Informal Governance in Urban Spaces: Power, Negotiation and Resistance among Georgian Street Vendors’, Geography Research Forum 36 (January 2017), 15-32. ISSN: 2414-8725


J Morris ‘Not soft power, but speaking softly. ‘Everyday diplomacy’ in field relations during the Russia-Ukraine conflict’, Cambridge Journal of Anthropology 34(2) (September): 110-126.

A. PoleseJ Morris & B Kovács 2016 ‘“States” of informality in post-socialist Europe (and beyond)’, introduction to special issue, Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 24: 181-190.

Y Krupets, J Morris, N Nartova, E Omelchenko, G Sabirova 2016. ‘Imagining young adults citizenship in Russia from fatalism to affective ideas of belongingJournal Of Youth Studies, 20(2): 252-267.

 J Morris 2016 ‘Review of: Ethnographies of Grey Zones in Eastern Europe: Relations, Borders, and Invisibilities, edited by Ida Harboe Knudsen and Martin Demant Frederiksen (Anthem Press, 2015, 205 pp.)’, Slavic Review 75(3).

J Morris 2016 ‘Review: Headlines of Nation, Subtexts of Class: Working-Class Populism and the Return of the Repressed in Neoliberal Europe. Ed. Don Kalb and Gábor Halmai. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2011.’ Anthropology of East European Review Vol 34, No 1.

J Morris and S Hinz 2016 ‘Trade Unions in Transnational Automotive Companies in Russia and Slovakia: Prospects for Working class power’, European Journal of Industrial Relations, 23(1): 97-112. ISSN: 09596801.

J Morris 2016 ‘Working-Class Resilience in Russia’ Current History (October) 115(783): 264-9.

J Morris 2016 Everyday Post-Socialism: Working-Class Communities in the Russian Margins (Palgrave) – pp. 260. ISBN 978-3-319-28524-5. September [see Research page for links]


J Morris 2015 ‘Notes on the worthless dowry of Soviet Industrial Modernity’, Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research 3.December

J Morris 2015 ‘Venäläiset työläiset ja sääntelemättömät yrittäjät’, Idäntutkimus 2, February 2015 66-80

J Morris and A Polese 2015 Informal Economies in Post-Socialist Spaces: Practices, Institutions and Networks. (Palgrave), 304 pages (co-edited book; my contribution includes introduction, conclusion). [978-1-137-48306-5]


J Morris and A Polese (edited Journal Special Issue) 2014 The Failure and Future of the Welfare-state in Post-socialism, Journal of Eurasian Studies, late 2014, 67000 words. [ISSN 18793665]

A Polese, J Morris, B Kovács & I Harboe 2014 ‘Welfare States’ and Social Policies in Eastern Europe and the former USSR: Where Informality fits in’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 22: 2: 184-198. [ISSN 14782804]

J Morris and A Polese 2014 ‘Informal Health and Education Sector Payments in Russian and Ukrainian Cities: Structuring Welfare from Below ‘, European Urban and Regional Studies, 23(3): 481-496 [ISSN 09697764]

J Morris 2014 The Warm Home of Cacti and other Soviet Memories: Russian Workers on the Socialist Period.’ Central Europe 12(1).

J Morris, V Strukov, N Rulyova (editors) 2014 New Media in New Europe  Asia (Routledge), 286 pages.

J Morris 2014 ‘Precarious work, entrepreneurial mindset and sense of place: female strategies in insecure labour markets: a response to Hanna-Mari Ikonen’, Global Discourse  DOI:10.1080/23269995.2014.883241

J Morris ‘Low wages and no dignity: Russian workers reflect on the stark post-Soviet choices in blue-collar employment’, International Labor and Working-Class History 84, 7 January 2014, pp 271-277. [ISSN 01475479]


J Morris and A Polese (eds) 2013 The Informal Post-socialist Economy: Embedded Practices and Livelihoods (Routledge), 3rd December 2013, 188 pages. ISBN 978-0-415-85491-7

J Morris and A Polese ‘Introduction: informality – enduring practices, entwined livelihoods’ (with A. Polese), in  eds, J. Morris and A. Polese, The Informal Post-Socialist Economy: Embedded Practices and Livelihoods, (Routledge 2013), 1-19.

J Morris 2013 ‘Moonlighting strangers met on the way: the nexus of informality and Blue-collar sociality in Russia’, in, The Informal Post-socialist Economy: Embedded Practices and Livelihoods (Routledge), pp. 51-66.

J Morris 2013 ‘Actually-existing Internet Use in the Russian Margins: Net  Utopianism in the Shadow of the ‘Silent Majorities’’, Region: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia 2(2), 181-200. [ISSN 2166-4307]

J Morris 2013 Mastering Chaos: The Metafictional Worlds of Evgeny Popov (Oxford: Lang), 240 pages.


J Morris 2012 ‘Unruly Entrepreneurs: Russian Worker Responses to Insecure Formal Employment‘, Global Labour Journal 3.2 (2012).

J Morris 2012 ‘Learning to Shoot Fish on the Internet: New Media in the Russian Margins as Facilitating Immediate and Parochial Social Needs,’ Europe-Asia Studies 64(8) (2012), 1546-64. DOI:10.1080/09668136.2012.712275.[ISSN 0966-8136]

J Morris [co-editors: V Strukov and N Rulyova] 2012 New Media in New Europe-Asia – a Special Issue of Europe-Asia Studies 64(8). [ISSN 0966-8136]

J Morris [co-authors: V Strukov and N Rulyova] 2012 ‘Introduction’, New Media in New Europe-Asia – a Special Issue of Europe-Asia Studies 64(8) 1349-55. DOI:10.1080/09668136.2012.712271[ISSN 0966-8136]

J Morris 2012 ‘Independent learning? I came to this university to be taught Russian’. A VLE-based project to support self-study,’ Rusistika September 2012.

J Morris 2012 ‘Beyond Coping? Alternatives to Consumption within Russian Worker Networks’, Ethnography, (13)4: 85-103. DOI: 10.1177/1466138112448021 [ISSN 1466-1381]


J Morris 2011 ‘Socially Embedded Workers at the Nexus of Diverse Work in Russia: An Ethnography of Blue-Collar InformalizationInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 31(11-12): 619-631. [ISSN 0144-333X], DOI:10.1108/01443331111177832

J Morris. 2011 Review: ‘Hilary Pilkington, Elena Omel’chenko & Al’bina Garifzianova, Russia’s Skinheads: Exploring and Rethinking Subcultural Lives. Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series. London & New York: Routledge, 2010, xþ292pp., £90.00 h/b. Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 63, No. 5, 898-890.


J Morris. 2010. Elevating Verka Serdiuchka: A Star-Study in Excess Performativity. In Glamour and Celebrity in Post-Soviet Russia: Shocking Chic, ed. H. Goscilo, London & New York, Routledge, 2010 pp. 195-218, ISBN 0415587654.


J Morris. 2009. ‘Drinking to the Nation: Russian Television Advertising and Cultural Differentiation‘. In Globalisation, Freedom and the Media after Communism, eds. Birgit Beumers, Stephen Hutchings and Natalia Rulyova. Routledge 2009, 141-158. ISBN 978-0-415-48351-3. [link is to journal version]

J Morris. 2009. Review: The Absurd in Literature. By Neil Cornwell. Manchester and New York. Manchester University Press. 2006. xiii + 354 pp. £17.99, Modern Language Review, 104: 1, January 2009, 145-6. ISBN 978-0-7190-7410-3


J Morris. 2008. Review: Eliot Borenstein, Overkill: Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture. Ithaca, NY & London: Cornell University Press, 2008, xiþ239 pp., £10.95 p/b, Europe-Asia Studies, 60:7, September 2008, 1276-1277. ISSN: 09668136.

J Morris. 2008. Nation Branding and Russia: Prospects and Pitfalls, Russian Journal of Communication, 1: 2, 208-211. ISSN: 19409419.


J Morris. 2007. Drinking to the Nation: Russian Television Advertising and Cultural Differentiation, Europe-Asia Studies, 59: 8, December, 2007, 1387-1403. ISSN 0966-8136.


J Morris. 2005. The Empire Strikes Back: Projections of National Identity in Contemporary Russian Advertising, Russian Review, 64, 642-660. ISSN: 00360341.

J Morris. 2005. The Kitchen Space in Soviet Russian Writing: Escape or Refuge? (In Constructed Happiness – The Domestic Environment in the Cold War Era, Estonia, Estonian Academy of Arts, 245-260, ISBN: 9985960076.


J Morris. 2004. From Chudak to Mudak? Village Prose and the Absurdist Ethics of Evgenii Popov, Modern Language Review, 99, 3, 696-710. ISSN: 00267937.


J Morris. 2003. “Prokliataia dolia” v russkoi literature. Sluchai Evgeniia Popova. In Deviance in Social, Literary and Cultural Contexts, a Multidisciplinary Study, A. Lalo (Editor), Minsk, European Humanities University, 269-280, ISBN: 9856745012).

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