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Dr Kieran Durkin



Kieran holds an MA (Hons.), MRes, and PhD from the University of Glasgow. He joined the department as an Associate Lecture in 2017. He was awarded a three-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship in 2018, concerned with studying the Marxist Humanist Tradition. As part of the fellowship, he spent two years as a Visiting Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before returning to the University of York in 2021. Since 2022, he has worked as Lecturer in the department.



  • Karl Marx
  • Politics and the Novel
  • State, Economy, and Society
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Politics of Gender


  • Critical Theories of International Political Economy



Kieran’s main research interests include Marxism, Marxist-humanism, critical theory, decolonial theory, and feminist theory. In particular, he is concerned with interrogating a critical and radical form of radical humanism that is allied with the Marxian, decolonial, and feminist movements. As a part of this, he is currently working on the notion of ‘human (anti)capital’ to try to more fully re-insert the human in the interstices of the critique of capital offered by Marx and later Marxists so as to capture the ways in which we reproduce but also transcend capital.

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Dr Kieran Durkin
Department of Politics and International Relations
University of York
YO10 5DD

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