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Lecturer in Political Theory, Loughborough University

Thomas Swann completed his PhD at the University of Leicester School of Management in September 2015. He is a member of the international advisory board of the journal Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies and in 2014 co-edited a ground-breaking special issue of the journal ephemera on anarchism and critical management studies. Thomas has co-edited a volume on anarchism and management aimed at students (published in 2020 with Routledge) and his book, Anarchist Cybernetics, was published in October 2020 with Bristol University Press. Thomas has published on anarchist ethics and organisation theory and has contributed to public debates on Scottish independence, contemporary social movements and the connections between anarchism and cybernetics. His writing has appeared in Roar Magazine, Bella Caledonia, the Times Higher Education Supplement and OpenDemocracy.


  • 2015–present
    Teaching Fellow, University of Leicester
  • 2011–2015
    Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Leicester


  • 2016 
    University of Leicester, PhD
  • 2010 
    Radboud University Nijmegen, Master of Arts
  • 2008 
    University of Glasgow, Master of Arts