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Dr Peter Thomas

Dr Peter Thomas
Reader - 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. (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

Thomas, P. (2020) 'After (Post) Hegemony'. Contemporary Political Theory, in press. ISSN: 1470-8914 Open Access Link

Journal article

Tronti, M. (2020) 'The Autonomy of the Political'. Viewpoint.


Thomas, PD. (2020) 'La storia del comunismo come Organisationsfrage', in C17. (ed.) Comunismo necessario. Milan : Mimesis. pp. 275 - 289. ISBN 13: 9788857561608.

Book chapter

Thomas, PD. (2019) 'We Good Subalterns', in Antonini, F., Bernstein, A., Fusaro, L. and Jackson, R. (eds.) Revisiting Gramsci’s Notebooks. Brill. pp. 177 - 194.

Book chapter
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