Lecturer in Politics, Manchester Metropolitan University

I teach political theory and the history of modern political thought. My area of specialism is critical theory with a particular emphasis on the thought of Antonio Gramsci and Georg Lukács.

I have taught at Manchester Metropolitan since 2014, including leading Special Archive Projects at the People’s History Museum. I also teach neo-Gramscian approaches to International Relations. Previously, I lectured in European Studies at King’s College London, where I completed a PhD on the problem of subjectivity in Marxism in 2013.

I am the co-editor of a forthcoming volume entitled Revisiting Gramsci’s Laboratory: History, Politics and Philosophy in the ‘Prison Notebooks’ (Brill publications) that showcases innovative Gramscian scholarship. My recent publications include ‘Lebowitz, Lukács and Postone: Subjectivity in Capital’ in the journal Science & Society.

I have also published in the International Gramsci Journal, and Gramsciana: Rivista internazionale di studi su Antonio Gramsci. I have a chapter on ‘Antonio Gramsci’s Dialectic: Past and Present’ in the collection, Materialistische Dialektik bei Marx und über Marx hinaus (Freie Universität Berlin), and my chapter ‘Antonio Gramsci: Persons, Subjectivity and the Political’ will appear in the forthcoming collection Subjectivity and the Political: Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge).

I am an active member of the International Gramsci Society, and I co-organized the Past & Present international Gramsci conference at King’s College London in June 2015. In recent years, I have also participated in the Ghilarza Summer Schools 2014 and 2016, advanced philological courses with international Gramsci scholars.

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    Lecturer in Politics, Manchester Metropolitan University