Nervous States – events

Upcoming events and discussions of my forthcoming book (more will be added as they are confirmed):

26th September – Blackwells, Oxford, in conversation with George Monbiot

29th September – Wigtown Book Festival

13th October – Ilkley Literary Festival

15th October – Waterstones Picadilly, London, in conversation with Tom Sutcliffe

14th November – Guardian Live, in conversation with Jonathan Shainin

21st November – Burley Fisher books, in conversation with Suzanne Moore

22nd November – Queen Mary Center for the History of the Emotions Annual Lecture


Populism, Markets and Expertise -4th May, University of Warwick

This conference aims to address issues of social-scientific expertise and claims for authority in the light of recent political events and the rise of populism in Europe, the US, and elsewhere. These expressions represent different kinds of voice with implications for public debate and democratic practice and we believe that as social scientists and academics we have to bring our voices to bear more insistently within these debates.

More details here.

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