Lecturer in Political Theory
Director: MA Politics
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I teach a range of contemporary post-structuralist and critical political theory at all levels, including my own level three module, Contemporary Social and Political Thought that covers important radical thinkers in the modern canon of political theory (Spinoza, Marx, Nietzsche) in order to provide a historical and theoretical context for understanding crucial twentieth and twenty-first century critical political theorists (including Adorno, Foucault, Negri, et al). At Master’s level, I teach a range of critical cosmopolitan perspectives in Beyond the Nation, and also contribute to Approaches to Social Science Research.
My research interests lie in the fields of poststructuralist, utopian, and radical political theory, both historical and contemporary. I am particularly interested in the ways in which questions of truth and knowledge, critique, political imagination, and hopeful, transformative political agency can be reconceived by contemporary theoretical work within late-modern conditions. I have done research on questions of truth and fiction inpolitical theory and contemporary utopianism, and am currently developing research projects on affective political agency and theorizing global resistance.