professor Jeremy Gilbert

"It’s hard to remember a moment quite like this in recent years. Demands for total reinvention, of our political institutions have rarely been louder or more widespread."

Jeremy Gilbert is professor of cultural and political theory at the University of East London, but also a fierce activist.

He was a founder organiser of both Signs of the Times and the London Social Forum, a convenor of the Radical Theory Forum at the European Social Forum, Paris in 2003 and London in 2004, and has been involved with many political and cultural projects inside and outside the academy.

His most recent book is Common Ground: Democracy and Collectivity in an Age of Individualism.