Professor of Cultural Politics Ben Harker

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Biography

I joined the Manchester Department in 2014; before that I worked at the University of Salford.  In 2016-17 I was an AHRC Leadership Fellow for a project entitled Wars of Position: Marxism and Civil Society, run in collaboration with Manchester's People's History Museum.  My books include Class Act: The Cultural and Political Life of Ewan MacColl (2007) and The Chronology of Revolution: Communism, Culture, and Civil Society in Twentieth-Century Britain (2021). My articles have appeared in journals including ELH, History WorkshopTextual Practice and Literature & History.  I’m Chair of the Raymond Williams Society and on the editorial board of Twentieth-century Communism

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Chair, Raymond Williams Society

Dec 2020Dec 2023

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