Barbara Voss

Barbara Voss is a lecturer in financial accounting in the Canberra Business School and member of the UC Ally Network. Her research interest discusses the inter-related aspects of accounting, politics, regulation and discourses. Her current work is divided into three projects: a) corporate social responsibility and sustainability – involving a deeper understanding of the meanings of sustainability and the politics of sustainability for business and its appropriation of knowledge; b) financial accounting and regulation – including discussing the influence of neoliberal and post-colonial policies on accounting regulation and the impacts on societies; c) diversity – including understanding politics concerning issues of sexuality, gender, identity and intersectionality.

Her principal research concern is equity within the politics of businesses. Her research investigates the politics of businesses within public and private sector contexts at methodological, technical and political levels. Her research is informed by post-structural theory, including Laclau and Mouffe, Gramsci, Derrida, Butler, Baudrillard, Foucault, Žižek and she has a strong interest in feminist and post-colonial theories.

All projects endeavour to uncover the role of accounting through multi-spheres and multi-voices.