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Dr Joseph Choonara

Joseph Choonara

Teaching Fellow in International Political Economy

Telephone +44 (0)20 7848 7973
Address Department of European & International Studies
King's College London
Room 4.17, Virginia Woolf Building
22 Kingsway 
London WC2B 6LE


Joseph Choonara studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University in the late 1990s. He later moved into political economy, completing a doctorate on employment precarity in the UK labour force at Middlesex University (2014-2017). He taught on the Politics, Philosophy and Economics programme at Goldsmiths, University of London, before moving to King's College in 2018.


International Political Economy
MA Globalisation and Social Movements


Joseph researches political economy with a particular interest in class, employment, insecurity, labour markets and Marxist theories of finance and crisis.

Selected Publications

"Complex Labour, Value and the Reduction Problem", Science & Society Science & Society, 82:2

"Class and the Classical Marxist Tradition", in Michael Wayne and Deidre O'Neill (eds), Considering Class (Brill, 2018)

A Reader's Guide to Marx's Capital (Bookmarks, 2017)

"A Class Act: Erik Olin Wright in Perspective", International Socialism 2:154 (2017)

"How not to Write About the Rate of Profit: A Response to David Harvey" (with Alex Callinicos, KCL), Science & Society 80:4 (2016)

"Klassenkampfe in Europa", Theorie21 #3 (2013)

"Review of Bolivia's Radical Tradition and 'I Sweat the Flavour of Tin': Labour Activism in 20th Century Bolivia", Historical Materialism 20:3 (2012)

"Marxist Accounts of the Current Crisis", International Socialism 2:123 (2009)

Unravelling Capitalism: A Guide to Marxist Political Economy (2009)


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