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About me

I left school at 16 to join the family business however after few years I ventured into other avenues including three years in the army before completing a BA (Hons) in Social Science at the Polytechnic of Central London, the former name for the University of Westminster, in 1991.

I completed a Masters in Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham before returning to the University of Westminster in February 1995 to teach. I have also taught at University of Greenwich and have taught further education at City and Islington College. I have a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education from the Institute of Education, University of London.

I am a Principal Lecturer in Political Theory specialising in Continental and Anglo-American Political Theory with a focus on political agency. I am also Senior Tutor for the Department of Politics of International Relations having previously served as Director for the Programme and Subject Area Leader.

Teaching

I am currently module leader for:

  • Comparative Politics
  • Revolutions and Political Change
  • Power, Freedom: Justice: Explorations in Political Subjectivity
  • Politics and International Relations Internship module.

I have taught in past:

  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Western Political Thought
  • British Politics
  • Research Methods for Politics and International Relations
  • Issues in the Welfare State.

Research

I am currently writing a journal article on Revolutions and Space: a comparative investigation of Lenin, Hannah Arendt and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. I intend to develop this research into a monograph comparing Lenin's, Arendt's and Merleau-Ponty's conceptions of revolution to help give some theoretical shape to the current wave of revolutions and their possible outcomes.