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.
Review of Gilbert Achcar’s The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising, a book that uncovers its economic and political underpinnings, while also offering a critique of crude forms of anti-imperialism.