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Dr Thomas Houseman

Dr Thomas Houseman
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Dr Thomas Houseman

Senior Lecturer

Leeds School Of Social Sciences


About Dr Thomas Houseman

Tom obtained his PhD in Politics at the University of Manchester, where his doctoral thesis used Frankfurt School Critical Theory, especially Adorno, to analyse the politics of dominant concepts of global poverty.

After this, he taught at a number of UK Universities, including Manchester, Lancaster and York, before joining the PIR team at Leeds Beckett in September 2017.

Tom's work and teaching revolves around the Political Economy of knowledge, using critical theory (broadly conceived) to explore questions about positivism and postpositivism, capitalism, colonialism, development and ideology.

Current Teaching

Tom's current teaching includes the Undergraduate modules: 

Introduction to Political Economy
Global Inequalities
Political Economy of the Global South
Introduction to Marx and Marxism
Decolonising Development.

At the postgraduate level, Tom teaches Development and Capitalist Modernity and contributes to Gendering the International. Tom also supervises UG and PG dissertations on a wide range of subjects.

Research Interests

Tom's current research projects include: Post-positivism and the politics of knowledge; Decolonising Political Economy; Punk versus Consumerism.

Selected Publications

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