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Dr Joshua Bowsher

Dr Joshua Bowsher
Lecturer in Sociology

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Josh joined Brunel University in September 2018, after receiving a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. He became a Lecturer in Sociology in 2021. Before Brunel, Josh worked as a teaching fellow in Sociology at Keele University. His research critically explores human rights practices by placing them within the broader context of contemporary captalism. Josh also maintains an interest in social and critical theory and the politics of subjectivity.


2016 PhD in Critical Theory, Nottingham University

2011 MA in Post-Conflict Cultures

Newest selected publications

Bowsher, J. (2021) 'Appraising the ‘Greek Truth Committee’ in the Age of Debt: Counter-expertise, ‘battle truths’, and the struggle against post-crash neoliberalism'. Theory and Event: an online journal of political theory, 24 (4). pp. 1003 - 10034. ISSN: 1092-311X Open Access Link

Journal article

Bowsher, J. and Reeves-Evison, T. (2019) 'On Capital’s Watch: Derivative Ecology and the Temporal Logic of Biodiversity Credits'. New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, Politics. ISSN: 0950-2378 Open Access Link

Journal article

Bowsher, J. (2019) 'Memory, Counter-Memory, and Resistance: Notes on the ‘Greek Debt Truth Commission’', in Featherstone, M. (ed.) The Sociology of Debt. Policy Press. , 1. pp. 69 - 90. ISBN 10: 1447339525. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Bowsher, J. (2019) 'The South African TRC as Neoliberal Reconciliation: Victim Subjectivities and the Synchronization of Affects'. Social and Legal Studies, 29 (1). pp. 41 - 64. ISSN: 0964-6639 Open Access Link

Journal article

Bowsher, J. (2018) 'Credit/Debt and Human Capital: Financialized Neoliberalism and the Production of Subjectivity'. European Journal of Social Theory, 22 (4). pp. 513 - 532. ISSN: 1368-4310 Open Access Link

Journal article
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