Staff Profiles

Professor Gary Browning

Director of the Think Human Festival and Professor of Politics (Research and Public Engagement)

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Gary Browning

Phone number: Tel: +44 (0)1865 484287



Gary has written 14 books and many articles on the history of political thought and political theory. He is interested in the processes of interpreting texts, and his monograph, A History of Modern Political Thought- The Question of Interpretation (OUP) analyses and evaluates a number of approaches including hermeneutics, post-structuralism, the Cambridge School, dialectics and idealism. His own interpretive pluralism is reflected in the range of his interests. He has written on Dylan and Murdoch as well as on past and present forms of political thought. His monographs include studies of Lyotard, Collingwood, Hegel, Plato, Political Economy and Global Political Theory. He has also published in leading journals, notably History of Political ThoughtPolitical Studies and The History of European Ideas.