Head of School
Professor Jeremy Jennings is Head of the School of Politics & Economics and Professor of Political Theory. Having received his doctorate from the University of Oxford, Professor Jennings taught at the University of Swansea (1979-1995), the University of Birmingham (1995-2005), and Queen Mary University of London (2005-2013). He also occupied the post of Vincent Wright Professor at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques in Paris (where he still holds a visiting professorship).
Jeremy's first book, on the French political thinker Georges Sorel, was published in 1985. In 1990 he published Syndicalism in France: A Study of Ideas. He subsequently published several edited collections of essays on the role of intellectuals in politics and a four-volume collection of essays on socialism. Jeremy translated and edited Sorel's Reflections on Violence for Cambridge University Press and more recently published an edition of Destutt de Tracy's Treatise on Political Economy. With Aurelian Craiutu, he published a volume of Alexis de Tocqueville's writings on America after 1840. In 2011 he published Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century, winning the Franco-British Society's Enid McLeod book prize. Jeremy was founding editor of the European Journal of Political Theory.
Jeremy has previously served as head of department at both the University of Birmingham and QMUL.