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

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Professor 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. (2023) 'Radical Politics: On the Causes of Contemporary Emancipation'. New York: Oxford University Press. ISSN 13: 9780197528075


Thomas, PD. (2023) 'Recovering Subalternity in the Humanities and Social Sciences', in Fassin, D. and Steinmetz, G. (eds.) The Social Sciences in the Looking Glass. Studies in the Production of Knowledge. Durham : Duke University Press. pp. 310 - 327. ISBN 13: 978-1-4780-1945-9.

Book chapter

Thomas, P. (2022) 'Las revoluciones de Gramsci: pasiva y permanente', in Modonesi, M. (ed.) La revolución pasiva. Una antología de estudios gramscianos. Manresa : Bellaterra. pp. 281 - 316. ISBN 13: 978-84-19160-13-3.

Book chapter

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

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