I teach political theory and the history of modern political thought. My area of specialism is critical theory with a particular emphasis on the thought of Antonio Gramsci and Georg Lukács.
I have taught at Manchester Metropolitan since 2014, including leading Special Archive Projects at the People’s History Museum. I also teach neo-Gramscian approaches to International Relations. Previously, I lectured in European Studies at King’s College London, where I completed a PhD on the problem of subjectivity in Marxism in 2013.
I am the co-editor of a volume entitled Revisiting Gramsci’s Notebooks (Brill publications) that showcases innovative Gramscian scholarship. My publications include ‘Lebowitz, Lukács and Postone: Subjectivity in Capital’ in the journal Science & Society. I have contributed to the collection Subjectivity and the Political: Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge) as well as The Meanings of Violence: From Critical Theory to Biopolitics (Routledge).
I have also published in the International Gramsci Journal, and Gramsciana: Rivista internazionale di studi su Antonio Gramsci. I have a chapter on ‘Antonio Gramsci’s Dialectic: Past and Present’ in the collection, Materialistische Dialektik bei Marx und über Marx hinaus (Freie Universität Berlin).
I have participated in discussions on radio and am a contributor to the Conversation. I have contributed book reviews to Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy and the Marx & Philosophy Review of Books.
I am an active member of the International Gramsci Society, and I co-organized the Past & Present international Gramsci conference at King’s College London in June 2015. In recent years, I have also participated in the Ghilarza Summer Schools 2014 and 2016, advanced philological courses with international Gramsci scholars.
RP. Jackson (2020). Revisiting Gramsci’s Notebooks. RP. Jackson, F. Antonini, A. Bernstein, L. Fusaro. Leiden: BRILL.
RP. Jackson (2017). Lebowitz, Lukács and Postone: Subjectivity in Capital. Science and Society. 81(2), pp.248-278.
RP. Jackson (2016). Subalternity and the Mummification of Culture in Gramsci’s “Prison Notebooks”. The International Gramsci Journal. 2(1), pp.201-225.
RP. Jackson (2016). On Bourdieu and Gramsci. Gramsciana: Rivista internazionale di studi su Antonio Gramsci. 2, pp.141-176.
RP. Jackson (2014). Book Review: Alain Badiou and Fabien Tarby, Philosophy and the Event; Sean Bowden and Simon Duffy (eds) Badiou and Philosophy. Marx & Philosophy Review of Books.
RP. Jackson (2018). Violence and Civilization: Gramsci, Machiavelli, and Sorel. G. Rae, E. Ingala. In: The Meanings of Violence: From Critical Theory to Biopolitics. Oxon: Routledge, pp.48-64.
RP. Jackson (2017). Antonio Gramsci: Persons, Subjectivity, and the Political. G. Rae, E. Ingala. In: Subjectivity and the Political: Contemporary Perspectives. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp.135-158.
RP. Jackson (2017). Antonio Gramsci’s Dialectic: Past and Present. S. Breda, K. Boveiri, FO. Wolf. In: Materialistische Dialektik bei Marx und über Marx hinaus. Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, pp.137-149.
‘Past and Present’ International Gramsci Conference
King’s College London June 2015
Co-organiser of international conference: 45 early career researchers from 16 countries with 10 established scholars, funded by: Departments of European Studies and Geography (King’s College London), also supported by International Gramsci Society, Ghilarza Summer School, UAM Mexico
Reviewer - Oxford University Press
Reviewer - Polity Press
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