I completed my PhD at Cardiff University in 2000 on urban space and free speech. I’ve studied and taught various universities including Essex, Lancaster, Leeds, and Manchester universities. I joined Brunel in 2004.
- PhD Sociology (Cardiff)
- MA Sociology (Essex)
- BA Sociology (Lancaster)
- PG Cert Research (Cardiff)
- PG Cert Teaching and Learning (Brunel)
Newest selected publications
Roberts, JM. (2018) 'The Public Sphere', in Orum, T. (ed.) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Wiley-Blackwell.
Roberts, JM. (2018) 'Speakers' Corner', in Orum, T. (ed.) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Wiley-Blackwell.
Roberts, JM. and Cremin, C. (Accepted) 'Prosumer Culture and the Question of Fetishism'. Journal of Consumer Culture, Forthcoming. ISSN: 1469-5405
Roberts, JM. (2017) 'Outline of a Marxist Commodity Theory of the Public Sphere'. Historical Materialism, Forthcoming. ISSN: 1569-206X Open Access Link
Roberts, J. and Cremin, C. (2016) 'Contested Meanings, Myths and Hyperimages of the Apocalypse: The Bakhtin Circle and the Politicisation of Catastrophism'. Social Semiotics, 27 (2). ISSN: 1470-1219 Open Access Link