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I am a senior lecturer in the Department of Humanities at the University of Brighton, where I teach critical theory and political philosophy. My research interests include French and Italian contemporary philosophy and thought, Black studies, Biopolitics, police power, violence and resistance. In my first book The political Ontology of Giorgio Agamben (London: Bloomsbury, 2019) I interrogate the relation between political ontology and violence. I am also interested in the ways in which forms of relational ontology underpin the history of contemporary critical theory and radical philosophy. I am currently working on a book in collaboration with Prof. Mark Devenney entitled Troubling Democracy: On practices of care, fugitivity, and refusal.
My recent publications include:
Marmont, G and Primera, G 'Propositions for Inoperative Life' in The Journal of Italian Philosophy, Vol 3, 2020
Primera, G ‘Violence, Biopolitics and Resistance: The Meaning of Violence in the work of Giorgio Agamben’ in Gavin Rae and Emma Ingala eds. The Meanings of Violence: From Critical Theory to Biopolitics (Routledge: 2019).
Primera, G and Lamb, M. 'Sovereignty between the Katechon and the Eschaton: Rethinking the Leviathan' in Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary N.187, 2019;
Primera, G. ‘Introduction to the Thought of Roberto Esposito’ in An Italian Philosophy Reader, eds. D. Rose and M. Lewis. London: Bloomsbury [forthcoming];
Primera, G. (2016) ‘Economic theology, Governance and Neoliberalism: The lessons of The Kingdom and the Glory’ in Praktyka Teoretyczna, Vol 2, 2016.
I have recently co-edited a special issue for the Journal of Italian Philosophy entitled The Politics, Ethics and Aesthetics of Inoperativity
In previous years, I have written and published about neoliberalism, sovereignty and governmentality from the perspective of French Poststructuralism and Italian Thought. I have presented this work at specialised conferences in New York, Madrid, Bristol, Palermo and Brighton with some of the leading scholars in radical theory. Moreover, through my research on political violence and biopolitics, I have approached questions surrounding the notion of exclusion and its relation to liberal democracy. This work has allowed me to take part in post-marxist debates on Populism and radical democracy that have taken place in Buenos Aires (2015) and Brighton (2016 and 2017) within the framework of the project: Transnational Populist Politics.
I am intrested in supervisions in the areas of contemporary continental philosophy (in particular french post-structuralism and Italian philosophy), Biopolitics, Black studies, post-marxism, The politics of War, political violence and modern political thought.
PhD, University of Brighton
Award Date: 30 Sep 2016
Master, Royal Holloway University of London
Award Date: 30 Sep 2011
Research output: Other contribution › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Research output: Book/Report › Book - authored