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Professor Peter Thomas
Head of Department / Professor - History of Political Thought

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Dr Peter D. Thomas is an historian of political thought, an historian of philosophy and a political theorist.

He has studied and worked at the University of Queensland, Freie Universität Berlin, L’Università “Federico II”, Naples, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Vienna. He has been a member in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, a research fellow at the University of Helsinki, and the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, and a recipient of Australian, British, German, Italian and Dutch research fellowships.


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 
  • PhD (Amsterdam)
  • MA (Research)
  • BA (Hons) (UQ)
  • BA (UQ)

Newest selected publications

Thomas, PD. (2022) 'Subalternidad, exclusión y ciudadanía', in Garrido, A. and Villacañas, JL. (eds.) Efecto Gramsci: de la renovación del marxismo al populismo contemporáneo. Madrid : Lengua de trapo. pp. 429 - 454. ISBN 13: 978-84-8381-266-2.

Book chapter

Thomas, PD. (2021) 'Il cittadino sive subalterno'. Rivista italiana di filosofia politica, 1 (1). pp. 175 - 192. ISSN: 2785-3330 Open Access Link

Journal article

Thomas, PD. (2021) 'L’architectura lessicale della rivoluzione passiva', in Cospito, G., Francioni, G. and Frosini, F. (eds.) Crisi e revoluzione passive: Gramsci interprete del Novecento. Como-Pavia : Ibis. pp. 157 - 180. ISBN 13: 978-88-7164-655-8. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Thomas, P. (2020) 'The Tasks of Translatability'. The International Gramsci Journal, 3 (4). pp. 5 - 30. ISSN: 1836-6554 Open Access Link

Journal article

Thomas, PD. (2020) 'Toward the Modern Prince', in Dainotto, R. and Jameson, F. (eds.) Gramsci in the World. Durham : Duke University Press. pp. 17 - 37. ISBN 13: 978-1-4780-0799-9.

Book chapter
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