Prof Andrew Merrifield - Personal details
Andy Merrifield is a Leverhulme Visiting Professor (December 1, 2011-October 31, 2012). He is a writer, social theorist and urban geographer with a D.Phil from the University of Oxford (1993). Merrifield is co-editor (with Erik Swyngedouw) of The Urbanization of Injustice (NYU Press, 1996) and author of seven books, including Metromarxism (Routledge, 2002), Dialectical Urbanism (Monthly Review, 2002) and the more recent Magical Marxism (Pluto, 2011). His latest book, John Berger, on the British novelist and art critic, is due out with Reaktion next March. He is currently working on a book (under contract with University of Georgia Press) on the urban question under planetary urbanization in which he problematizes the Lefebvrian right to the city; the book seeks to develop another paradigm of urban politics based around “the politics of the encounter,” particularly in the light of the ongoing “occupation” activism. Merrifield’s recent articles include, “Ideas are Bulletproof,” Radical Philosophy (January/February, 2012); “Here Comes Everybuddy,” Harper’s Magazine (January, 2012); “Crowd Politics, or, Here Comes Everybuddy,” New Left Review (September/October, 2011); and “The Right to the City and Beyond: Notes on a Lefebvrian Re-Conceptualization” (City, June-August, 2011).