Richard Gilman-Opalsky, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois, Springfield. Dr. Gilman-Opalsky’s research and teaching specializes in the history of political philosophy, Continental and contemporary social theory, Marxism, autonomist politics, critical theory, social movements and the public sphere. Dr. Gilman-Opalsky is the author of three books:Unbounded Publics: Transgressive Public Spheres, Zapatismo, and Political Theory (Lexington Books, 2008), Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy (Autonomedia, 2011), and Precarious Communism: Manifest Mutations, Manifesto Detourned (Autonomedia, 2014). Dr. Gilman-Opalsky has published numerous articles on social theory and political philosophy, especially on theories of revolution, contentious politics, capitalist crisis and culture. He has lectured widely throughout the U.S. and Europe, including at Goldsmiths University of London, Loughboro University, and University of Essex. Dr. Gilman-Opalsky’s undergraduate and MA degrees are in Philosophy and his Ph.D. is in Political Science from The New School for Social Research.

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