Dr Andy Knott
Andy works in political theory. His research ranges across theories of political subjectivity, individualism, the people of populism, and contemporary democratic theory. He draws on theoretical, historical and contemporary accounts of this complex political phenomenon. He works to explore populism's beginnings; left-wing populism; and populism’s political subjects. He is co-editor of The Populist Manifesto. Read Andy’s full research profile.
Dr Mark Devenney
Mark researches radical political philosophy. He has been published widely on contemporary critical theory, radical politics and post colonial theory. He is the author of Ethics and Politics in Contemporary Theory and Towards an Improper Politics. His current research develops a relational ontology of equality, engaging with environmental politics, queer theories and post-Marxism. Read Mark’s full research profile.
Dr Clare Woodford
Clare is Principal Lecturer in Political Philosophy and director of the Critical Theory research group in the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics; degree leader for Philosophy, Politics and Ethics BA(Hons); and co-editor of Rowman and Littlefield’s Polemics series. She has authored multiple works on democratic and populist political theory, critical theory, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, ethics, feminist and queer theory, and French and Italian philosophy. She is the author of Disorienting Democracy (Routledge, 2017). Read Clare’s full research profile.
Dr German Primera
German’s research interests include French and Italian contemporary philosophy and thought, war, black critical theory and biopolitics. He is the author of The Political Ontology of Giorgio Agamben: Signatures of Life and Power (Bloomsbury, 2019) and has been published on contemporary continental philosophy, biopolitics and political violence. Read German’s full research profile.
Dr Joanna Kellond
Joanna researches psychoanalysis, care theory, cultural studies and critical theory. She is interested in psychoanalysis as a practice of care, and in the relationship between care practices and politics. She has a particular interest in the work of Winnicott, psychoanalytic feminism, and understanding and theorising the relationship between psychoanalysis, politics and modernity. Read Joanna’s full research profile.
Dr Zoe Sutherland
Zoe’s main research is on the politics and aesthetics of contemporary artistic practice, focusing on the complex ‘global’ character of this period. Zoe's specialism is in the conceptual art movement of the 1960s-70s, often taken to be the index of art’s ‘globalisation’. By situating conceptual art within a more general and heterogenous ‘conceptualist’ tendency inherent to postwar artistic practice in many parts of the world, Zoe’s work attempts to trace the varying manifestations – and resistances – to the conceptual form. Read Zoe’s full research profile.