Jeremy is Professor of Cultural and Political Theory at the University of East London, where he has been based for many years. His most recent publications include the translation of Maurizio Lazzarato's Experimental Politics and the book Common Ground: Democracy and Collectivity in an Age of Individualism. He is currently working on three books: Twenty-First-Century Socialism (Polity 2020) Hegemony Now: Power in the Twenty-First Century (Verso 2021, co-authored with Alex Williams) and The Last Days of Neoliberalism: Politics, Culture and Society Since 2008 (Pluto 2021).
In the Spring of 2020 he will be Visiting Professor in the Humanities at at the Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University, Rhode Island.
Jeremy is the current editor of the journal New Formations and has written and spoken widely on politics, music and cultural theory, having given keynotes at numerous international conferences on these topics and on the politics and practice of cultural studies.
He writes regularly for the British press (including the Guardian, the New Statesman, open Democracy and Red Pepper) and for think tanks such as IPPR and Compass, is routinely engaged in debates and discussion on Labour Party policy and strategy, and has appeared on national television as a spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party.
He has been involved with both mainstream party politics and extra-parliamentary activism throughout his adult life, having been an active participant in the social forum movement of the early 2000s, a member of the founding national committee of Momentum (the controversial organisation established to support Corbyn's leadership of Labour), and being a current elected member management committee of Compass, a pluralist left-wing think tank and lobby group.
Jeremy is an an advisor to and participant in a range of ongoing projects such as The World Transformed and the New Economy Organisers Network. He has also participated in many cultural projects, particularly connected with music and sonic culture, and is a founder member of Lucky Cloud Sound System and Beauty and the Beat, two successful and respected collectives that have been organising regular dance parties in East London since the early 2000s, at many of which he still regularly DJs.
Jeremy also maintains a lifelong commitment to public education outside the academy, currently hosting Culture, Power, Politics, a regular series of free open seminars and lectures.