Dr Christian Gilliam

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Affiliations

Contemporary Political Theory Research Group, RHUL (member) 

Royal Institute of Philosophy (member) 

Friedrich Nietzsche Society (member) 

UK Sartre Society (member)

Other work

- Associate Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Kent (present)

- Digital Collections Officer (Open Access and e-theses), University of Surrey (present)

- AQA, Team Leader, Preperation and Marking (2015)

- Local government/ borough councillor (2011-2015)

- REF Impact Assistant for the Department of Politics and International Relations (2012-2013)

- Policy research for Labour Party (2011) 

- Campaigner for Friends of the Earth and Amnesty International (2006-2010) 

 

Personal profile

Christian is a Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy. He completed a PhD in Political Philosophy in early 2015, under the supervision of Prof. Nathan Widder. He also holds a first-class honors in Politics from the University of Surrey, where he won an award for his undergraduate dissertation, 'Postmodernism and Fascism'.

Research interests

Books

Gilliam, C. (forthcoming) The Spectre of Immanence: From Ontology to Micropolitics. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press.

 

Articles

 

  • Gilliam, C. (2013) ‘Existential Boredom Re-examined: Boredom as Authenticity and Life-Affirmation’, in Journal for Existential Analysis. Vol 24 (2).
  • Gilliam, C. (2013) ‘Review: The Philosophy of Sartre by Hatzimoysis’, in Political Studies Review, Wiley-Blackwell. Vol 11 (2).
  • Gilliam, C. (2016) 'Sartre as a Thinker of (Deleuzian) Immanence: Prefiguring and Complementing the Micropolitical', Contemporary Political Theory, doi:10.1057/cpt.2016.2.

 

Conference Papers:

  • Gilliam, C. (2012) ‘Post-Existential: The Return of Existentialism?’, 2012 South East DTC Politics Conference, Reading
  • Gilliam, C. (2012) ‘Sartre and Neuroscience: Embodiment or Bad Faith?’ 2012 Cavehill Philosophy Symposium, Barbados
  • Gilliam, C. (2013) ‘Sartre and Foucault in Dialogue: Toward a Post-Existentialism’, 2013 Political Studies Association Conference, Cardiff
  • Gilliam, C. (2013) 'Anti-Representation and Conciousness: Holes, Folds and the Body', 2013 London Conference in Critical Thought, RHUL 
  • Gilliam, C. (2014) 'Difference and Phenomenology: Pre-figuring the Micropolitical', 2014 London Conference in Critical Thought, Goldsmiths

Teaching

Undergraduate:

  • PY2006/3006: Modern French Philosophy (Autumn term 2015), lecturer/convenor 
  • PR1520: Classic and Contemporary Readings in Politics and International Relations (former), semianr tutor
  • PR2560: Modern Political Theory (former), seminar tutor 

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