BA (Hons, 1st Class), MA (Dist.), PhD (Middlesex)

Research interests

Modern French philosophy; Modern German Philosophy; The History of European Philosophy; Philosophies and Politics of the Subject; Marx and Marxism; Ludwig Feuerbach; Samuel Beckett; Alain Badiou; Philosophical Anthropology; Humanism and Antihumanism; Protest, Crowds, Policing; Class and Confidence; Radical Pedagogy; Feminism; Cinema and Politics; Music and Philosophy; Labour and Work/Anti-Work; Care; Empathy; Justice. 

I am a founding member of Defend the Right to Protest, a campaign group set up in the the wake of the student protests of late 2010/early 2011 in opposition to the harsh police tactics and criminalisation of protesters that occurred on these and subsequent protests.

I am a corresponding editor for Historical Materialism. I am on the organising committee for Marxism in Culture. I write for many magazines and newspapers, including The Wire, frieze, Strike! and The Guardian.

I am the guest editor for two series of the BookWorks project 'Common Objectives'.


I currently teach the following topics:

Philosophy, Film & Literature; Continental Philosophy; Philosophy Single Text.

I have several PhD students, working on topics including: Marx and justice, Spinoza and freedom, Badiou and Joyce, music and pedagogy in Badiou.

Research outputs

  1. Feminism and the Eros Effect

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Reading Social Reproduction into Reading Capital

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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