Rashné Limki Headshot

Senior Lecturer in Work, Race and Decolonial Studies

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www.rashne.me Personal website

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Course Organiser, The Future of Work (MA Honors)
  • Course Organiser, Managing Employment Relations (MSc HRM)
  • Course Co-organiser, The Coloniality of Data (MSc Data, Inequality and Society - EFI)
  • PhD Thesis Supervisor 
  • MSc Dissertation Supervisor
  • UG Dissertation Supervisor



I am an engineering student (Bombay) turned politics major with legal aspirations (Oberlin, Ohio) turned race and ethnic studies scholar (San Diego, California) turned work and management researcher (London). It has been a convoluted journey but somehow makes perfect sense. Along the way, I have picked up a love of writing and held onto a commitment to justice.

My academic thinking and writing focuses mainly on the ethics and politics of work in a global context. In particular, I am interested in the role of difference (primarily, race and gender) in the emergence and distribution of new forms of work. More recently, I have been thinking about the eugenicist underpinnings of discourses on technology.

Beyond my academic commitments, I have been working as a facilitator and mediator for community and activist organisations. I have a particular interest in issues of housing, homelessness and migrant justice. 

I am co-convenor of the Edinburgh Race Equality Network, Migrant Officer of the Edinburgh University and College Union, and a board member of Shakti Women's Aid

Current doctoral supervisees:

Abhishek Nimesh: Re-thinking well-being at work

Amira Rahmat: Postcolonial critique of travelling gender equality programmes

Mally Smith: Feminist critique of compassion in business education

Han-ju Yang: Socio-ethical critique of technology adoption within social enterprises

Past doctoral supervisees:

Emily Cook-Lundgren: "On the possibility of local-expatriate equality in international development" (examined December 2022).

I am interested in supervising PhD projects that centre critical race, feminist, queer, and post-/decolonial critique. I encourage prospective applicants to familiarise themselves with my research, including the literature that I work with, in order to evaluate the compatibility of our intellectual interests. 

Research Interests

  • Postcolonial /Decolonial Critique
  • Race, Feminist and Queer Theory
  • Science and Technology Studies

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