University of Bath

Critical theory today: In conversation with John Holloway

The first of the Bath-Bristol Standing Seminars in Critical Theory, this event will focus on how to bring about radical change in a world governed by violence.

11 Oct 20186.15pm
11 Oct 20188.15pm
John Holloway speaking
John Holloway's Skype contribution to the event marks the opening of the new Bath-Bristol Standing Seminars in Critical Theory. Photo by Rosa Luxemburg-Stiftung, used under the Creative Commons BY 2.0 licence.

Speakers John Holloway (via Skype), Maria Nikolakaki, Ana Dinerstein, Frederick Harry Pitts, and Josie Hooker will address what critical theory is today and how we can reconnect theory and practice to produce radical change in a world that is governed by abstractions and violence.

This is the first event of the Bath-Bristol Standing Seminar in Critical Theory series which is sponsored by the ESRC South-West Doctoral Training Partnership.

Speaker profiles

Professor John Holloway, Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico, is one of the most important contemporary marxists and author of many books, including Change the world without taking power (2002) and Crack Capitalism (2010). He will join the talk through Skype.

Maria Nikolakaki is Associate Professor at the University of Corinth and the creator and convenor of the Cooperative Institute for Transnational Studies.

Ana Dinerstein is an Associate Professor at the University of Bath. She is the author of The Politics of Autonomy in Latin America: The Art of Organizing Hope (Palgrave 2015) and editor of Social Sciences for An Other Politics: Women Theorising without Parachutes.

Frederick Harry Pitts is a Lecturer in Management at University of Bristol. He is co-editor of Futures of Work (Bristol University Press) and his main publication is Critiquing Capitalism Today: New Ways to Read Marx (Palgrave MacMillan 2017).

Josie Hooker is an ESRC awarded MRES - PhD candidate in Global Political Economy, in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath. She has written papers on topics ranging from crisis and resistance in the global food system and indigenous knowledge in Latin America, to green theories of Marxism.