Date and Time

24th June 2024



  • Aditya Chakrabortty
  • Jeremy Gilbert
  • Aasiya Lodhi

Our new Reading the Crisis series asks: what kinds of tools and strategies are needed to address this conjuncture? This online conversation series will seek to advance Stuart Hall’s thinking by analysing a curated selection of three of Hall’s essays in relation to present-day political formations. Each conversation, chaired by Aasiya Lodhi, will form an online teach-in space dedicated to demonstrating how engaging in a conjunctural analysis can enrich artistic practice, deepen organising work, and academic study.

The second event in the online series takes place on Monday 24th June 2024, 5.30pm – 7pm BST. Unfortunately Moya Lothian-McLean is no longer available to attend, however we are very pleased to now welcome Jeremy Gilbert in discussion with Aditya Chakrabortty responding to ‘The Neoliberal Revolution’ (Hall, 2011).

‘The Neoliberal Revolution’ is available to read for free from 3rd June – 1st July here.

This event will take place online.

Live closed captions will be provided.

Reading the Crisis is part of the Stuart Hall Foundation’s Catastrophe and Emergence programme. Learn more about Catastrophe and Emergence here.

In partnership with Duke University Press supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust.


Aditya Chakrabortty

Aditya Chakrabortty is senior economics commentator for the Guardian, where he writes a regular column and reports from around Britain and the world. In 2017 he won the British Journalism Award for Comment Journalist of the year, and his work has also won a Social Policy Association award and a Harold Wincott prize for Business Journalism. Aditya has been a finalist for an Orwell Prize for journalism in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and in 2023 won the British Press Award for Best Broadsheet Columnist of the year.

Before joining the Guardian in 2007 he worked for the BBC as Economics Producer, covering economics for the Ten O’Clock News and then making films for Newsnight. He is a regular broadcaster on radio and television, appearing on Newsnight and Question Time.

Aditya is now working on his first book, to be published by Allen Lane / Penguin.

Jeremy Gilbert

Jeremy Gilbert is Professor of Cultural and Political Theory at the University of East London and the current editor of the journal New Formations. He hosts three podcasts: ACFM (on Novara media); Culture, Power and Politics; Love is the Message. His most recent books are Twenty-First Century Socialism and (with Alex Williams) Hegemony Now: How Big Tech and Wall Street Won the World.

Aasiya Lodhi

Aasiya Lodhi is a Senior Lecturer in Media at the University of Westminster. She’s a former BBC journalist and radio producer.