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Moya Lloyd BA, PhD

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Head of Department of Politics, History and International Relations

Professor of Political Theory

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My first degree was in Politics with French, from the University of Warwick. I remained at Warwick for my doctoral studies, where my research focused on eighteenth and nineteenth century theories of property. After leaving Warwick, I worked first at the University of Wolverhampton, before leaving to join the Politics Department at Queen’s University, Belfast. I have also taught at Leicester University, Birkbeck and Queen Mary, University of London. In 2005 I joined the Department of Politics, History and International Relations at Loughborough as a Senior Lecturer in Politics. I was promoted to Professor of Political Theory in 2007. In 2009 I was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Outside of the University, I have served as Honorary Secretary of the Political Studies Association of the UK (1998-2000), been a member of its Executive Committee twice (1996-2000, 2008-2009), and also served on the inaugural Executive Committee of the Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought (2008-2011). I also am or have been a member of the editorial boards of Contemporary Political Theory, thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture, and Social Movement Studies. I am currently one of the editors of Redescriptions: Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory, as well as a Review Editor for the APSA-sponsored eight-volume project, the Encyclopaedia of Political Thought to be published shortly by Wiley-Blackwell. From September 2013 to September 2016 I will be on research leave, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship.

Although my initial training was in the history of political thought, nowadays my primary research interests are in the areas of contemporary political and social thought, and feminist and gender theory. In addition to articles in Hypatia, Theory, Culture and Society, Contemporary Political Theory, the Women's Philosophy Review, Economy and Society, Feminist Theory, New Formations, Journal of Gender Studies, Review of International Studies and Constellations, I have published six books, including most recently two monographs and an edited volume. The first, Beyond Identity Politics (Sage, 2005), explores the implications for feminist politics of the ‘turn’ to poststructuralism that marked debates in the 1980s and 1990s. The second, Judith Butler: from norms to politics (Polity, 2007), was the first book to explore the political theory of the American philosopher and gender theorist, Judith Butler. These volumes have been reviewed widely in journals such as the International Feminist Journal of Politics, The Canadian Review of Sociology, Australian Journal of Political Science, Australian Feminist Studies, Sociology and Gender and Society. The Politics of Radical Democracy (EUP, 2009), co-edited with Adrian Little, is an exploration of current thinking in the area of radical democracy.

Beyond Identity Politics

Beyond Identity Politics: Feminism, Power and Politics

Recent debates in contemporary feminist theory have been dominated by the relation between identity and politics. Beyond Identity Politics examines the implications of recent theorizing on difference, identity and subjectivity for theories of patriarchy and feminist politics.

London, Sage, 2005

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Beyond Identity Politics

Judith Butler: From Norms to Politics

Judith Butler: From Norms to Politics

Moya Lloyd provides both a clear exposition and an original critique of Butler's work. She examines Butlers core ideas, traces the development of her thought from her first book to her most recent work, and assesses Butlers engagements with the philosophies of Hegel, Foucault, Derrida, Irigaray and de Beauvoir, as well as addressing the nature and impact of Butler's writing on feminist theory.

Cambridge, Polity, 2007

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Judith Butler: From Norms to Politics

The Politics of Radical Democracy

The Politics of Radical Democracy

This book addresses the idea of radical democracy and, in particular, its poststructuralist articulation. It analyses the approach to radical democracy taken by a number of contemporary theorists and political commentators.

Edited by Adrian Little and Moya Lloyd

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The Politics of Radical Democracy

Selected publications (since 2005)

Books - Authored

 Books - Edited

Journal Articles

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