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Alexander Gallas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Kassel, and one of the editors of the Global Labour Journal. He has a PhD and an MA in Sociology, both from the University of Lancaster, and a Magister Artium in Philosophy from the Free University of Berlin. In his monograph The Thatcherite Offensive: A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis (Chicago, 2017), he analyses the reorganisation of class relations under the Conservative governments in Britain in the 1980s and 90s. He is a founding member of the research committee on labour struggles of the German Association for Critical Social Science Research and of a working group dedicated to conjunctural analysis, which brings together critical political economists and scholars working in the cultural studies tradition. In the 2017 Fall Semester, he was a visiting lecturer funded by the German Academic Exchange Service at Penn State’s Center for Global Workers’ Rights in State College, USA. He has also taught at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, the Humboldt University of Berlin, Liverpool John Moores University, Lancaster University and the Free University of Berlin.

Research areas:

  • The political economy of Western Europe
  • Global Labour Studies
  • Industrial action and strikes
  • Social and economic inequality
  • State and class theory
  • Conjunctural analysis