Visiting Scholars

Dr. Ben Trott is a Visiting Scholar at the Institut für Philosophie und Kunstwissenschaft (IPK) and a speaker of the university-wide Gender and Diversity Research Network. His research combines three areas of inquiry. First, queer theory and gender studies. This includes attention to the relationship between sexuality, gender, labour and global political economy. Second, political theory and philosophy and the resources these provide in thinking about political claim-making, demands, conflict and transformation. Third, social movements and contentious politics in an age of globalisation. He is currently working on a book about the ongoing effects of the 2007/8 political economic crisis, the politicisation of “identity”, and contemporary conflicts around free speech. He was previously Lecturer in Feminist Thought and Global Justice in the Politics Department at Cardiff University and a Postdoctoral Associate with the Program in Literature at Duke University. He completed his doctorate in Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin. 



  • Dr. Ben Trott