I was awarded my PhD from the Department of Politics, History and IR, Loughborough University in 2008. My PhD thesis was titled "Justice, Order and Anarchy: The International Political Theory of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)" and will be appearing in the Routledge New International Relations Series in 2011.
I am currently an LSE Fellow in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
A selection of my publications can be found here
A (very) Brief History of the ASN
The idea for the ASN was first put forward in October 2005. After managing to convince three others to give papers on anarchism and world politics at the British International Studies Association conference at St Andrews in December last year, I thought I might try and get a couple of panels sorted for the 2006 Political Science Association conference at the University of Reading. Both conferences gave rise to 13 papers on anarchism accross the two biggest political studies conferences in the UK. (abstracts for these panels can be found in Documents) Since there also seemed to be a huge e-community of people interested in anarchism, and a significant number of academics and research students interested in the subect, it seemed to make sense to try and get some official recognition and, obviously, some money.
With the help and advice of Dr Eric Herring, the convenor of NASPIR, and Dr Ruth Kinna and Dr Dave Berry at Loughborough University, we managed to get a PSA specialist group founded. Since the founding of this group there has been a blossoming of interest in and coordination of anarchist studies. The North American Anarchist Studies Network was founded in 2009 and anarchist research initiatives and groups have been established at Loughbrough University and at CUNY. The original proposal for the group can also be found in Documents.
A further discussion with Dr Sharif Gemie also led to the formal affiliation of this group with the journal Anarchist Studies in 2008. This is the only peer-reviewed academic journal around that is entirely devoted to anarchism as theory and practice. You can find it here: Anarchist Studies. From 2010 members of the ASN get discounted subscription to this journal.