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.
- BA, SUNY at Buffalo: 1972: Magna Cum Laude
- MA, London School of Economics, 1975
- PhD, London School of Economics, 1989
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:
- Anarchism and Syndicalism
- Modern Italy from 1861 to the present
- The history of ideologies
- Refugees and asylum seekers and EU policy
- Comparative European political history and comparative European politics.
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.
- Levy, ‘Social Histories of Anarchism’, Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Vol. 4, No 2, 2010, pp. 1-44.
- 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.
- Levy, ‘Anarchism and Cosmopolitanism’, Journal of Political Ideologies, 2011, Vol. 16, no.3, pp. 265-278.
- Levy, (ed.), Colin Ward. Life, Times and Thought, Lawrence and Wishart, 2013.
- Levy, ‘Gramsci’s Cultural and Political Sources: Anarchism in the Prison Writings’, Journal of Romance Studies, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2012, pp. 44-62.
- Levy (Saul Newman) (eds.), The Anarchist Imagination: Anarchism Encounters the Social Sciences and the Humanities, Routledge, 2017.
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.
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.
Levy, Carl and Newman, Saul, eds. 2019. The Anarchist Imagination: Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9781138781184
Levy, Carl. 2019. Conclusion in Three Acts: False Genealogies and Suspect Methodologies. In: Carl Levy and Saul Newman, eds. The Anarchist Imagination: Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 240-258. ISBN 9781138781184
Levy, Carl. 2019. Introduction: Anarchism encounters the humanities and the social sciences. In: Carl Levy and Saul Newman, eds. The Anarchist Imagination: Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 1-29. ISBN 9781138781184
Newman, Saul. 2019. Postanarchism Today: Postanarchism and Political Theory. In: Carl Levy and Saul Newman, eds. The Anarchist Imagination: Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and Social Sciences. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9781138781184
Levy, Carl. 2018. Anarchists and the city: Governance, revolution and the imagination. In: Federico Ferretti; Geronimo Barrera de la Torre; Anthony Ince and Francisco Toro, eds. Historical Geographies of Anarchism. Early Critical Geographers and Present-Day Scientifc Challenges. London: Routledge, pp. 7-24. ISBN 978-1-138-23424-6
Levy, Carl. 2017. Malatesta and the War Interventionist Debate 1914-1917: from the Red Week to the Russian Revolutions. In: Matthew Adams and Ruth Kinna, eds. Anarchism 1914-1918. Internationalism, Anti-Militarism and War. Manchester: Macnhester University Press, pp. 69-94. ISBN 978-1-7849-9341-2
Levy, Carl. 2017. Antonio Gramsci ,der Anarchismus, der Syndikalismus und der sovversivismo. In: Phillippe Kellermann, ed. Ne Znam Zeitschrift fur Anarchismusforschung. 4 Berlin: Verlag Edtion AV, pp. 98-130. ISBN 978-3-86841-178-2
Levy, Carl. 2016. Education and self-education: staffing the early ILP. In: Carl Levy, ed. Socialism and the Intelligentsia 1880-1914. London: Routledge, pp. 135-210. ISBN 978-1-138-68080-7
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
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
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 /
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 /
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
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
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
Levy, Carl. 2017. Anarchism and Leninist Communism: 1917 and All That. Socialist History(52), pp. 85-94. ISSN 0969-4331
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
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
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
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
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
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
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