Peter Conlin


Staff Group(s)
English, Culture and Media


Dr Peter Conlin is a Lecturer in the English, Culture and Media team.

Career overview

Dr Conlin is a graduate of the Humanities Doctoral Programme at Concordia University and recently completed a post-doctorate at the Institute of European and America Studies at Academia Sinica in Taipei.

Research areas

Dr Conlin is a cultural theorist and multidisciplinary researcher with a focus on processes of cultural change in an increasingly networked society. Particular topics include: processes of outmodedness and the aging of digital media; media and social movements; boredom and online culture; and contemporary visual art (participatory practices and artist-led organisations).

Dr Conlin is currently conducting research for a book on the future and its absence in contemporary society entitled Untimely: The De-obsolescent Future of Media and Urban Space which will be published by Ashgate Press in 2017.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards and MPhil / PhD exist in the School of Arts and Humanities and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Dr Conlin is contributing to the on-going explorations of the art group Desearch Repartment on corporate creativity and their fieldwork in the absorption, neutralization and commodification of social justice and political dissent.


  • The Cultural Intermediary in Plutocratic Times. Conlin P, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 2015, 18 (3) 265–282
  • Neoliberalism out of Joint: Activists and Inactivists in London's Social Centres. Conlin P, Subjectivity, 2014, 7, 270–287
  • Considering Sovereignty and Neo-liberalism within Indeterminate States and Self-Determined Spaces Conlin P in (Eds) L Jessup, E Morton and K Robertson, Negotiations in a Vacant Lot: Studying the Visual in Canada, Kingston and Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014, 236-253