Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Kevin B. Anderson

Kevin B. Anderson is a Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. Before coming to UCSB, he was a Professor of Political Science, Sociology and Women’s Studies at Purdue University and earlier, a Professor of Sociology at Northern Illinois University. He holds an MA and a PhD in Sociology from the City University of New York Graduate Center, and a BA in History from Trinity College, Hartford. His research and teaching interests are in social and political theory, especially Marx, Hegel, Marxist humanism, the Frankfurt School, Foucault, and the Orientalism debate. He has also written on critical criminological theory. Writing from a dialectical and humanist perspective, his work has concentrated on the Marxist, Critical Theory, post-structuralist, and post-colonial traditions and on the intersections of class, race, gender, and sexuality with social theory.

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Articles

Oppose Repression in Turkey

February 3rd, 2016

Since the November election, the Erdogan government has launched a near civil war in the predominantly Kurdish regions of southeastern Turkey.  It is seeking to create a climate of fear and repression that will drive out of the legal political process the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), the coalition of leftwing Kurds, Turkish leftists, ecologists, feminists, […]

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News

Just Published: Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies, Expanded Edition

January 21st, 2016

In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson uncovers a variety of extensive but neglected texts by Marx that cast what we thought we knew about his work in a startlingly different light. Analyzing a variety of Marx’s writings, including journalistic work written for the New York Tribune, Anderson presents us with a Marx quite at […]

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