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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Student Profiles



Before coming to Cambridge, I gained first class honours in the BA Philosophy & Politics at Durham University, before completing the MPhil in Politics (Political Theory) with distinction at the University of Oxford. There, under the supervision of Prof Lois McNay, I worked on a thesis defending hegemony theory as an account of power and agency from 'post-hegemonic' critics.

My research at Cambridge addresses the 'utopian turn' in contemporary radical political thought, examining the ways in which a transformative politics of time and temporality takes centre stage in these theorists' work. 

Other academic interests

  • Contemporary critical theory
  • Marx & Marxism
  • Time and temporality in political theory
  • Utopian studies
Department: Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
Supervisor: Dr Duncan Bell
College: St Edmund's
AHRC subject area: Political Philosophy
Title of thesis: 'Our desire is for the future': temporality, technology and politics in the new utopianism
 Jack  Kellam