Dr Andrea Mura

Staff details

Position Senior Lecturer in Comparative Political Theory
Email a.mura (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Andrea Mura

Andrea Mura has research and teaching interests in continental philosophy and comparative political theory.  His work focuses on mutual engagements and links between economy, religion and citizenship, with a central reference to psychoanalysis and the work of Jacques Lacan.

While past publications have mostly examined the influence that political-theological questions have traditionally exerted upon ideas of citizenship, economy and power, with comparative focus on Christian/European and Islamic perspectives, his current research inquires into the disciplinary function of debt and precarity within neoliberal economy, and the production of the commons. It explores the political and social effects associated with a biopolitics of debt in Europe and the Middle East.

He is a member of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies at Goldsmiths.

Teaching 

Andrea teaches in the areas of Political Theory, Comparative Political Thought, and the Politics of the Middle East. Before joining Goldsmiths, he taught at the University of Aberdeen, the Open University, and the University of Exeter.

Area of Supervision

Andrea welcomes PhD proposals in the fields of Psychoanalysis and Politics (Freud, Lacan), Italian Political Thought, Political and Economic Theology, Comparative Political Theory, Islamic Political Thought, Ideological foundations of Islamist movements. 

Publications

Book

The Symbolic Scenarios of Islamism: A Study in Islamic Political Thought
Mura, Andrea. 2015. The Symbolic Scenarios of Islamism: A Study in Islamic Political Thought. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781472443892

Edited Journal

Introducing Teatro Valle – Searching for a European Commons
Mura, Andrea and Gentili, Dario, eds. 2014. Introducing Teatro Valle – Searching for a European Commons, openDemocracy, .

Book Section

Teologia Politica e Islamismo: Tra universalismo e caduta apocalittica nel pensiero di Sayyid Qutb
Mura, Andrea. 2019. Teologia Politica e Islamismo: Tra universalismo e caduta apocalittica nel pensiero di Sayyid Qutb. In: Elettra Stimilli, ed. Teologie e politica: Genealogie e attualità. Macerata, Italy: Quodlibet. ISBN 9788822902429

Orient, Orientation, and the Western Referent: From Comparative to World Thought
Mura, Andrea. 2017. Orient, Orientation, and the Western Referent: From Comparative to World Thought. In: Lucian Stone and Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, eds. Manifestos for World Thought. London: Rowman & Littlefield International, pp. 3-21. ISBN 9781783489510

Sunni Islam and Politics
Mura, Andrea and Teti, Andrea. 2016. Sunni Islam and Politics. In: Jeff Haynes, ed. Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politics. London: Routledge, pp. 83-101. ISBN 9781138826991

Disorienting Austerity: The Indebted Citizen as the New Soul of Europe
Mura, Andrea. 2015. Disorienting Austerity: The Indebted Citizen as the New Soul of Europe. In: Engin Isin, ed. Citizenship After Orientalism: Transforming Political Theory. Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire; New York, NY: Palgrave. ISBN 978-1-137-47950-1

The Birth of a Theater Commons
Mura, Andrea and Gentili, Dario. 2015. The Birth of a Theater Commons. In: David Bollier and Silke Helfrich, eds. Patterns of Commoning. Amherst, Massachusetts: The Commons Strategies Group. ISBN 978-1937146832

Article

National Finitude and the Paranoid Style of the One
Mura, Andrea. 2015. National Finitude and the Paranoid Style of the One. Contemporary Political Theory, 15(1), pp. 58-79. ISSN 1470-8914

Debito e Comune: Per un’etica del non-tutto [Debt and the Commons: For an Ethos of not-all]
Mura, Andrea. 2015. Debito e Comune: Per un’etica del non-tutto [Debt and the Commons: For an Ethos of not-all]. Aut Aut, 365, pp. 84-98.

Il neoliberismo e il paradigma dell’indebitamento: Una lettura psicoanalitica [Neoliberalism and the paradigm of indebtedness: A Psychoanalytic Reading]
Mura, Andrea. 2015. Il neoliberismo e il paradigma dell’indebitamento: Una lettura psicoanalitica [Neoliberalism and the paradigm of indebtedness: A Psychoanalytic Reading]. LETTERa: Quaderni di clinica e cultura psicoanalitica, 5, pp. 193-210.

Lacan and Debt: The Discourse of the Capitalist in Times of Austerity
Mura, Andrea. 2015. Lacan and Debt: The Discourse of the Capitalist in Times of Austerity. Philosophy Today, 59(2), pp. 155-174. ISSN 0031-8256

The Austerity of the Commons: A Struggle for the Essential
Mura, Andrea and Gentili, Dario. 2014. The Austerity of the Commons: A Struggle for the Essential. openDemocracy,

The Inclusive Dynamics of Islamic Universalism: From the Vantage Point of Sayyid Qutb’s Critical Philosophy
Mura, Andrea. 2014. The Inclusive Dynamics of Islamic Universalism: From the Vantage Point of Sayyid Qutb’s Critical Philosophy. Comparative Philosophy, 5(1), pp. 30-55. ISSN 2151-6014

Islamism Revisited: A Lacanian Discourse Critique
Mura, Andrea. 2014. Islamism Revisited: A Lacanian Discourse Critique. European Journal of Psychoanalysis, Winter(1), pp. 107-126.

Convergent (Il)liberalism in the Mediterranean? Notes on Political Trends in Egypt and Italy
Mura, Andrea and Teti, Andrea. 2013. Convergent (Il)liberalism in the Mediterranean? Notes on Political Trends in Egypt and Italy. European Urban and Regional Studies, 20(1), pp. 120-127. ISSN 0969-7764

The Symbolic Function of Transmodernity
Mura, Andrea. 2012. The Symbolic Function of Transmodernity. Language and Psychoanalysis, Autumn(1), pp. 67-86. ISSN 2049-324X

A Genealogical Inquiry into Early Islamism: The Discourse of Hasan al-Banna
Mura, Andrea. 2012. A Genealogical Inquiry into Early Islamism: The Discourse of Hasan al-Banna. Journal of Political Ideologies, 17(1), pp. 61-85. ISSN 1356-9317

Broadcast

Rosi Braidotti on crisis, capital and austerity - Interview by Andrea Mura
Mura, Andrea. 2014. Rosi Braidotti on crisis, capital and austerity - Interview by Andrea Mura.