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Dr John Roberts
Professor - Sociology and Communications

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I completed my PhD at Cardiff University in 2000 on urban space and free speech. I’ve studied and taught at 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

Joseph, J. and Roberts, JM. (2023) 'Realism, Discourse and Deconstruction'. London: Routledge. ISSN 10: 0-203-30047-5 ISSN 13: 978-0-415-32263-8


Roberts, JM. (2022) 'Assemblies, Coalitions, and Conflicts Over Free Speech: From “Trespass” to “Encroachment” in Urban Space at Hyde Park, London, 1861–1962'. Antipode: a radical journal of geography, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 19. ISSN: 0066-4812 Open Access Link

Journal article

Roberts, JM. (2022) 'The Right to the City, Public Space, and Free Speech'. Manchester Memoirs: Proceedings for the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, 159 (2020-2021). pp. 117 - 134. ISSN: 0265-3575 Open Access Link

Journal article

Roberts, JM. (2022) 'Judith Butler, the Bakhtin Circle and Free Speech: State Hegemony, Race and Grievability in R.A.V. v. St Paul'. Law and Critique: journal of critical legal studies, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 19. ISSN: 0957-8536 Open Access Link

Journal article

Roberts, JM. and Ibrahim, J. (2022) 'Open Marxism, Social Class, and Social and Political Movements'. Capital and Class, 0 (accepted, in press). pp. 1 - 30. ISSN: 0309-8168 Open Access Link

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