Professor Gareth Stedman Jones
Location: Arts Two 2.10
Professor of the History of Ideas
Phone: +44 20 7882 8351
Professor Gareth Stedman Jones joined Queen Mary, University of London, in September 2010. He has been, since 1991, Director of the Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge, as well as Professor of Political Science, History Faculty, Cambridge University, between 1997 and 2010, and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge University since 1974. He received a BA from Lincoln College, Oxford, and a DPhil from Nuffield College, Oxford where he was later a Research Fellow. He then became an Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Fellow, at the Goethe University, Frankfurt before taking up a Fellowship and King's College and a Lectureship and subsequently a Readership in the History Faculty of the University of Cambridge. His publications include the books An End to Poverty? London, 2004. Columbia University Press, 2005; Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto, Harmondsworth, 2002, introduction of 180pp.; Klassen, Politik, Sprache, edited by P. Schöttler, Munster, 1988; Languages of Class: Studies in English Working Class History, 1832-1982, Cambridge, 1983; Outcast London, Oxford, 1971 [reprinted with new preface, 1984; reprinted Harmondsworth, 1992; Open University edition, 2002]; Religion and the Political Imagination, co-edited with Ira Katznelson, Cambridge, 2010 . Future publications include The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Political Thought, co-edited with Gregory Claeys, forthcoming, Cambridge, July 2011.
He is currently working on an intellectual biography of Marx commissioned by Penguin and expected to be published in 2012 and a more general work on political thought between the French Revolution and the Revolutions of 1848.
Professor Stedman Jones, who will be teaching on the MA in the History of Political Thought, would be also interested in supervising PhD Students in the History of Modern Political Thought, especially those of Britain, France and Germany in the period 1790-1960