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United Kingdom, 1956
sociologist who writes on race, discrimination and culture

Paul Gilroy

Paul Gilroy is a sociologist. He studied cultural studies and specializes in Afro-American culture. Before he became Professor of Social Theory at the London School of Economics, he spent a number of years teaching at Yale University. His theories on race, discrimination and culture have been of great influence to the cultural and political awareness of Britain’s black population. He wrote works such as Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack (1987) and After Empire (2004), and co-authored The Empire Strikes Back: Race and Racism in 1970s Britain (1982). More recently, he published Darker Than Blue: On The Moral Economies of Black Atlantic Culture (2012). He has been Professor of American and English Literature at King’s College in London from 2012.

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 47

Klassieken, kunst en kitsch

Speaker at


Part I. The Classics, Art, and Kitsch

Towards a Definition of Western Culture

11 November 2006 09.30 - 18.30 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam