Professor of Cultural and Political Theory
Jeremy is Professor of Cultural and Political Theory and Editor of the journal New Formations
Professor Jeremy Gilbert is a writer, researcher and activist whose work has appeared in various British, continental, American and Australian publications and has been translated into French, Spanish and German. His most recent book is, Common Ground: Democracy and Collectivity in an Age of Individualism (Pluto 2013) and he has co-authored books on the philosophy of dance music and the relationship between culture and politics in Blair’s Britain as well as publishing numerous articles on cultural theory, politics and music.
Jeremy was a founder organiser of both Signs of the Times and the London Social Forum and a convenor of the Radical Theory Forum at the European Social Forum, Paris in 2003 and London in 2004.
He writes with varying degrees of regularity for Open Democracy, Comment is Free Soundings and Red Pepper . He is also a member of Lucky Cloud Sound System and sometimes plays records at Beauty and the Beat.
Previous Positions Held
Areas of Interest/Summary of Expertise
Peer–Reviewed Journal Articles
‘The Pedagogy of the Body: Affect and Collective Individuation in the Classroom and on the Dancefloor’ in Educational Philosophy and Theory, November 2012
‘What Does Democracy Feel Like? Form, Function, Affect, and the Materiality of the Sign’ in Lincoln Dahlberg & Sean Phelan (eds) (2011) Discourse Theory and Media Politics, Palgrave
Recent Journalism / Commentary
Jeremy has contributed to national press publications and BBC radio programmes.
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