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Professor Carl Levy

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PositionProfessor of Politics
Email c.levy (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7746
Professor Carl Levy

Born in New York City and educated in the USA and the UK, Carl Levy has been a member of the staff at Goldsmiths, University of London since 1991. He is a Professor of Politics and was the inaugural Head of Department of the Politics between 2002 and 2006 and a member of the College Council in the same years. He is the author of ten single-authored and edited books and over 75 journal articles and chapters in edited books. Professor Levy is the director of the Research Unit in Governance and Democracy.

He has been a fellow visiting fellow or visiting professor at the Fondazione Einaudi, Turin; Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton:, Magdalen College, Oxford; Nuffield College, Oxford: LUISS, Rome and other distinguished academic institutions. He researches and publishes on the history of ideologies (anarchism, syndicalism, communism, social democracy and regionalism), the history and politics of Italy since 1861, Antonio Gramsci, Max Weber, refugee and asylum policy in the EU and comparative labour and social history in Europe.

Academic qualifications

  • BA, SUNY at Buffalo: 1972: Magna Cum Laude
  • MA, London School of Economics, 1975
  • PhD, London School of Economics, 1989

Teaching

Professor Levy was a Research Fellow at the Fondazione Einaudi (Turin) from 1977 to 1980; Research Assistant and Fellow at the Open University from 1980 to 1984 and Research Fellow at the University of Kent at Canterbury from 1984 to 1985. He taught at the Birkbeck, University of London and then Queen Mary, University of London from 1985 to 1991. He has taught at Goldsmiths, University of London since 1991 and has been Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and was appointed Professor in 2012.

Areas of supervision

Professor Levy offers a wide scope for supervision. His major fields of interest are:

  1. Anarchism and Syndicalism
  2. Modern Italy from 1861 to the present
  3. The history of ideologies
  4. Refugees and asylum seekers and EU policy
  5. Comparative European political history and comparative European politics.

Professional experience

He been on the executive board of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy and is a founding convener (1996 to present) of the Modern Italian History seminar held in the Institute for Historical Research, School of Advanced Studies, University of London.

Featured work

  1. Levy, ‘Social Histories of Anarchism’, Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Vol. 4, No 2, 2010, pp. 1-44.
  2. Levy, ‘Refugees, Europe, Camps/State of Exception: “Into the Zone”, the European Union and Extraterritorial Processing of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum-Seekers (Theories and Practice), Refugee Survey Quarterly, Vol. 29, No.1, 2010, pp. 92-119.
  3. Levy, ‘Anarchism and Cosmopolitanism’, Journal of Political Ideologies, 2011, Vol. 16, no.3, pp. 265-278.
  4. Levy, (ed.), Colin Ward. Life, Times and Thought, Lawrence and Wishart, 2013.
  5. Levy, ‘Gramsci’s Cultural and Political Sources: Anarchism in the Prison Writings’, Journal of Romance Studies, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2012, pp. 44-62.
  6. Levy (Saul Newman) (eds.), The Anarchist Imagination: Anarchism Encounters the Social Sciences and the Humanities, Routledge, 2017.

Awards

Among other awards, Professor Levy has held a Jean Monnet fellowship from the European Commission and a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. He was been interviewed widely for the BBC (including for the World Service and Newsnight), CNN, ITN, Channel 4, and Sky TV.

Research Interests

Professor Carl Levy has pubished widely in the fields of comparative European history and politics, modern Italian politics and history, and policymaking and regulation within the European Union. See the Pulbications tab for details of these books.

Publications

Edited Book

Anarchism Today
Newman, Saul and Levy, Carl, eds. 2014. Anarchism Today. Routledge.

Edited Journal

Special issue - Colin Ward, Anarchist Studies
Levy, Carl, ed. 2011. Special issue - Colin Ward, Anarchist Studies.

Book Section

'Forward'
Levy, Carl. 2015. 'Forward'. In: Vernon Richards, ed. Malatesta. Life and Ideas. The Anarchist Writings of Errico Malatesta. Oakland, CA: PM Press, v-xvi. ISBN 978-1-62963-932-8

'Racism, Immigration and New Identities in Italy'
Levy, Carl. 2015. 'Racism, Immigration and New Identities in Italy'. In: A. Mammone; E. G. Parini and G. A. Veltri, eds. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy. London: Routledge, pp. 49-63. ISBN 978-0415-60417-8

Da Bresci a Wormwood Scrubs: Il "capo" dell'anarchismo mondiale a Londra"
Levy, Carl. 2015. Da Bresci a Wormwood Scrubs: Il "capo" dell'anarchismo mondiale a Londra". In: Davide Turcato, ed. Errico Malatesta, "Lo Sciopero Armato". Il lungo esilio londinese 1900-1913. Opere Complete, Vol. 5. Milan: Zero in Condotta, XV-XXX. ISBN 978-88-95950-38-9

'Anarchist Anti-Communism'
Levy, Carl. 2014. 'Anarchist Anti-Communism'. In: Kevin Morgan, ed. Twentieth Century Communism. London: Lawrence and Wishart, pp. 24-32. ISBN 978-1909831-056

The Othering of Italy: Postmodern Approaches to the Study of Racism in Italy
Levy, Carl. 2013. The Othering of Italy: Postmodern Approaches to the Study of Racism in Italy. In: David Forgacs, ed. Language, Space, and Otherness in Italy since 1861. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, /-/. ISBN /

Errico Malatesta and Charismatic Leadership
Levy, Carl. 2012. Errico Malatesta and Charismatic Leadership. In: J-W Stutje, ed. Charisma and Emergent Social Movements. Oxford/New York: Berghahn, /-/. ISBN 978-085745-329-7

Antonio Gramsci, Anarchism Syndicalism and Sovversivismo
Levy, Carl. 2012. Antonio Gramsci, Anarchism Syndicalism and Sovversivismo. In: D Berry; R Kinna; S Pinta and A Prichard, eds. Politics in Red and Black: 20th Century Libertarian Socialism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, /-/. ISBN /

"Into the Zone”: The European Union and Extra-Territorial Processing for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Policy Discussions 2001-2005
Levy, Carl. 2011. "Into the Zone”: The European Union and Extra-Territorial Processing for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Policy Discussions 2001-2005. In: F Demier and E Musiani, eds. La démocratie europénne à l’épreuve des changements économiques et sociaux, XIXe-XX siècle. Bologna: Bonomia University Press, pp. 207-222. ISBN 978-88-739-702-7

The Rooted Cosmopolitan: Errico Malatesta, Sydnicalism, Transnationalism and the International Labour Movement’
Levy, Carl. 2010. The Rooted Cosmopolitan: Errico Malatesta, Sydnicalism, Transnationalism and the International Labour Movement’. In: D. Berry and C. Bantman, eds. Perspectives on Anarchism, Labour & Syndicalism: The Individual, the National and the Transnational. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholar Press, pp. 61-79. ISBN 978-1-4438-2393-7/I-4438-2393-7

Malatesta, Errico
Levy, Carl. 2009. Malatesta, Errico. In: I Ness, ed. International Enclyclopedia of Revolution and Protest. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 2168-2171. ISBN 978-1405184649

Intellectual Unemployment and Political Radicalism in Italy, 1968-1982
Levy, Carl. 2006. Intellectual Unemployment and Political Radicalism in Italy, 1968-1982. In: Anna Cento Bull and Adalgisa Giorgio, eds. Speaking Out and Silencing: Culture, Society and Politics in Italy in the 1970s. Legenda, pp. 132-145. ISBN 9781904350729

Article

Gramsci's Cultural and Political Sources: Anarchism in the Prison Writings
Levy, Carl. 2011. Gramsci's Cultural and Political Sources: Anarchism in the Prison Writings. The Journal of Romance Studies, 12(3), pp. 44-62. ISSN 1473-3536

Anarchism and cosmopolitanism
Levy, Carl. 2011. Anarchism and cosmopolitanism. Journal of Political Ideologies, 16(3), pp. 265-278. ISSN 1356-9317

Colin Ward (1924-2010)
Levy, Carl. 2011. Colin Ward (1924-2010). Anarchist Studies, 19(2), pp. 7-15. ISSN 0967 3393

Refugees, Europe, Camps/State of Exception: "Into The Zone", the European Union and Extraterritorial Processing of Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum-seekers (Theories and Practice)
Levy, Carl. 2010. Refugees, Europe, Camps/State of Exception: "Into The Zone", the European Union and Extraterritorial Processing of Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum-seekers (Theories and Practice). Refugee Survey Quarterly, 29(1), pp. 92-119. ISSN 1020-4067

Social Histories of Anarchism
Levy, Carl. 2010. Social Histories of Anarchism. Journal for the Study of Radicalism, 4(2), pp. 1-44. ISSN 1930-1189

A Man between Two Worlds? Palmiro Togliatti and the Italian Communist Party
Levy, Carl. 2009. A Man between Two Worlds? Palmiro Togliatti and the Italian Communist Party. Twentieth Century Communism, 1(1), pp. 171-174. ISSN 1758-6437

Frustrated of Islington
Levy, Carl. 2009. Frustrated of Islington. Contemporary European History, 18(1), pp. 415-418. ISSN 0960-7773

L’État fasciste, antisémitisme et la Shoah: les grands courants historiographiques
Levy, Carl. 2008. L’État fasciste, antisémitisme et la Shoah: les grands courants historiographiques. Revue de la Shoah, 189, pp. 497-510. ISSN 1281-1505

'Sovversivismo': The radical political culture of otherness in Liberal Italy
Levy, Carl. 2007. 'Sovversivismo': The radical political culture of otherness in Liberal Italy. Journal of Political Ideologies, 12(2), pp. 147-161. ISSN 1356-9317

The European Union after 9/11: The Demise of a Liberal Democratic Asylum Regime?
Levy, Carl. 2005. The European Union after 9/11: The Demise of a Liberal Democratic Asylum Regime? Government and Opposition, 40(1), pp. 26-59. ISSN 0017-257X

The centre and the suburbs: social protest and modernization in Milan and Turin, 1898-1917
Levy, Carl. 2002. The centre and the suburbs: social protest and modernization in Milan and Turin, 1898-1917. Modern Italy, 7(2), pp. 171-188. ISSN 13532944

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