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Professor Paul Gilroy

Professor Paul Gilroy

Professor of American and English Literature

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 7151
Email paul.gilroy@kcl.ac.uk
Address Department of English
King's College London
Room 6.41 Virginia Woolf Building 
22 Kingsway
London WC2B 6LE

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Biography

Professor Paul Gilroy joined Kings in September 2012 having previously been Giddens Professor of Social Theory at the London School of Economics (2005-2012), Charlotte Marian Saden Professor of African American Studies and Sociology at Yale (1999-2005) and Professor of Cultural Studies and Sociology at Goldsmiths College (1995-1999).

Research Interests and PhD supervision

Professor Gilroy’s areas of scholarly interest encompass postcolonial studies, particularly with regard to London, postimperial melancholia and the emplotment of English victimage; the literature and cultural politics of European decolonisation; African American intellectual and cultural history, literature and philosophy; the formation and reproduction of national identity especially with regard to race and “identity”; the literary and theoretical significance of port cities and pelagics. Gilroy has also published on art, music and social theory.

His current projects are the writing of Alain Locke, the cultural significance of aerial bombardment and the autobiographical writing generated by colonial wars.

Paul welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of his research interests.

For more details, please see Paul's full research profile.  

 

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