Harrison Lechley-Yuill

Harrison Lechley-Yuill

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In recent years, abolitionist and populist political movements have been the dominant narratives in North American, European and South American politics. This project investigates political resistance at the intersections of abolition, populism and deconstruction. It draws on the similarities between these fields to theorise political resistances that extend beyond governance as their central tenet. The project examines how contemporary forms of activism (from BLM, Trans-activism, communes, indigenous land-resource relations, transformative justice, fugitive living and mutual aid networks) remake logics of violence, dispossession and destitution.

Consequently this project rethinks democracy as a framework for understanding resistances which extend beyond but not without governance. By not delimiting the sphere of resistance, I develop an account of democracy-as-resistance which resists the logics of racial capital, heteropatriarchy, (neo)colonialism, and property.

I have also researched the politics of populist discourse in the UK between 2014-2019; and the history of immunity and auto-immunity in political theory for two separate research projects co-ordinated by the School of Humanities and CAPPE.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Cultural and Critical Theory, University of Brighton

Award Date: 1 Dec 2017

Bachelor, Sport and Leisure Management, University of Brighton

Award Date: 1 Jul 2013

External positions

Research Assistant, University of Brighton

1 May 20201 Aug 2020

Lecturer, University of Brighton

1 Oct 2019 → …

PhD Tutor, The Brilliant Club

1 Dec 2018 → …


  • B Philosophy (General)
  • deconstruction
  • Jacques Derrida
  • JC Political theory
  • Democracy
  • Property
  • exclusion
  • marginalisation
  • violence
  • populism
  • auto-immunity
  • immunity
  • abolition
  • Resistance


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