Date and Time

30th June 2021



Speakers and Artists
  • Gregor McLennan
  • Angela McRobbie
  • Bruce Robbins
  • Brett St Louis
  • Catherine Hall

To mark the recent publication of Stuart Hall, Selected Writings on Marxism, edited by Gregor McLennan, we are partnering with publishers Duke University Press to host an online roundtable taking place on Wednesday 30th June. A panel of esteemed authors will each present their response to the book, followed by further exchange and discussion reflecting on Stuart Hall’s political and intellectual relationship to Marxism:

  • Gregor McLennan, Professor of Sociology, University of Bristol
  • Angela McRobbie, Professor of Cultural Studies, Coventry University and Emeritus Professor, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Bruce Robbins, Old Dominion Foundation Professor of the Humanities, Columbia University, New York
  • Brett St Louis, Senior Lecturer in sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Chair: Catherine Hall, Emerita Professor of History and Chair of the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery, University College London.

Those who register to the event and sign up to our mailing list will be sent a 50% discount code to use on Stuart Hall and Bruce Robbins titles published by Duke University Press. We will send this code out twice – on 22nd June and on 5th July. So if you’d like to buy your books in advance of the event, please make sure you register for the event AND sign up the mailing list before 21st June!

This event will take place online and closed captions will be provided.

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Speakers and Artists

Gregor McLennan

Gregor McLennan is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol. A graduate student in the 1970s at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, University of Birmingham, he was also a close colleague of Stuart Hall’s at the Open University through the 1980s and early 90s. Gregor is the author of several books on Marxism, pluralism, and social theory and has edited, with extensive commentary, the new Duke University Press selection of Hall’s writings on Marxism.

Angela McRobbie

Angela McRobbie is now Prof. of Cultural Studies at Coventry University and Emeritus Prof at Goldsmiths University of London. She studied at the Birmingham CCCS in the mid 1970s with research on girls’ magazines. Her most recent books include The Aftermath of Feminism Sage 2008, Be Creative: Making a Living in the New Culture Industries Polity 2015, and Feminism and the Politics of Resilience Polity 2020. Her recent studies include feminism and neoliberalism, working lives in the creative economy, and the new political economy of the global fashion industry. She is also preparing a new edition of the work carried out in Birmingham for the Goldsmiths Press.

Bruce Robbins

Bruce Robbins is Old Dominion Foundation Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. He previously taught at the universities of Geneva and Lausanne and Rutgers University. His most recent book is The Beneficiary (Duke). Cosmopolitanisms, co-edited with Paulo Horta, also came out in 2017. His other books include Perpetual War: Cosmopolitanism from the Viewpoint of Violence (2012), Upward Mobility and the Common Good (2007), Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress (1999), Secular Vocations: Intellectuals, Professionalism, Culture (1993), and The Servant’s Hand: English Fiction from Below (1986). He is the director of two documentaries, “Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists” and “What Kind of Jew Is Shlomo Sand?”

Brett St Louis

Brett St Louis is senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, having previously been lecturer in sociology at Bristol University and assistant professor in ethnic studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of C.L.R. James’ Critique of Modernity: Race, Politics and Poetics (Routledge 2007) and is currently completing a book on racial eliminativism that develops a critical genealogy and analysis of postracial thought.

Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall is Stuart’s widow. She is a historian and works on questions of race and empire in Britain and Jamaica. She led the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project at University College London for ten years, exploring Britain’s long history in relation to the slavery business. She is now the Emerita Chair of the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery at UCL. Catherine has published extensively on questions of race, gender and empire.