Magdalena Ołdziejewska

Assistant Lecturer
EBS - Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
 Magdalena Ołdziejewska


Ask me about
  • feminist organisation, organisational space, feminist space, organisational materialities


My research interests include feminist and other types of alternative organisation, organisational space and materialities, and sustainability. Before joining the University, I focused on writing, and feminist and queer activism, including working for the Feminist Library in London - which is now the main subject of my research.


  • BSc Psychology with Business Kingston University (2010)

  • Associate Fellow (AFHEA) Higher Education Academy (2022)

Research and professional activities


The Art of Herstory Keeping: The Feminist Library's archiving and organisational praxis

This project explores feminist organisational praxis and materialities using the case study of the Feminist Library in London as a feminist workplace, a community, a political, and an epistemic space. Materiality is another key aspect of the research, looking at people's embodied and embedded experiences of the feminist space. The project also explores the conditions of possibility and futurity of a feminist organisational space. The research methodology is autoethnographic, using a combination

Supervisor: Professor Melissa Tyler , Dr Louise Nash

Research interests


As a member of the EBS Sustainability team, I have conducted research into approaches to sustainability across UK business schools. I have also worked on other sustainability research projects at Essex, including 'Understanding Commercialisation Potential of Embedded Machine Learning Technology to Help in Achieving Net Zero Emissions', 'Commercializing machine learning to reduce food-waste at farms and shops', and 'Co-creation of Future Flight Ecosystems and Enterprise (CoFFEE)'.

Alternative organisation

I have worked as a Research Assistant on the “Virtual Alternatives – New Perspectives Using Technology for Promoting the Social Economy” project, exploring the potential of virtual worlds and digital technologies for promoting innovative economic perspectives including the reuse economy, cooperative enterprise, and commons ownership.

Third sector & trade unions

I have worked on a research project exploring and encouraging greater community engagement and collaboration between community organisations and members of the local community in Essex. The project also explored methods of co-production with local community. I am currently working on a research project exploring relationships between trade unions and non-profits. The project is a collaboration between colleagues at London South Bank and Portsmouth Universities.



Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

My office hours this semester are 3-5 on Friday afternoons