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Craig Lundy

Senior Lecturer

Department of Social and Political Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Social and Political Sciences


Dr Craig Lundy is a Senior Lecturer in Social Theory at Nottingham Trent University.

Career overview

Prior to commencing at NTU Craig held a three-year Research Fellowship at the Institute for Social Transformation Research, University of Wollongong (Australia). He has also been previously employed in various teaching and research positions at the University of Exeter, Royal Holloway (University of London), Middlesex University, and the University of New South Wales.

Craig has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of New South Wales and two Bachelor degrees (in Arts and Commerce) from the University of Sydney.

Research areas

The majority of Craig's interdisciplinary research has been concerned with exploring the nature of transformational processes, and in particular the role that history plays in shaping socio-political formations. Much of this research has focused on the work of Deleuze and the post-Kantian lineage (e.g. Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Bergson), however he has also conducted applied research using the principles of complexity theory/science to examine (a) the formation of community identity, (b) the pedagogy of ‘service-learning’, and (c) the processes of public engagement.

At present Craig is especially interested in exploring the idea of progress. This research seeks to bring into question not merely the telos and object of progress, but the nature of this idea as a process, with the aim of (a) highlighting the presuppositions that are taken for granted by both defenders and critics of progress, and (b) constructively outlining a new idea of progress.

Craig is a co-creator and co-leader of the NTU research group Identity, Territory and Social Justice, which currently has 35 members. Craig also coordinates a Special Interest Group on 'Economic Structures and Narratives of Progress, Growth and Consumption' as part of NTU's university-wide Sustainable Futures strategic research theme.

External activity

Craig is currently External Examiner for the MA Critical and Cultural Analysis, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Craig is a co-founder and current co-editor of The London Journal of Critical Thought. He is also a co-founder of The London Conference in Critical Thought – an annual event held in London that provides an interdisciplinary space for the exchange of ideas between scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns (



Lundy, C. and Savransky, M. (eds.) (forthcoming) After Progress. Sociological Review Monograph Series.

Lundy, C., (2018) Deleuze’s Bergsonism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Lundy, C., and Voss, D. (eds.) (2015) At the Edges of Thought: Deleuze and Post-Kantian Philosophy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Lundy, C., (2012) History and Becoming: Deleuze’s Philosophy of Creativity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Journal Special Issues

Lundy, C., and Patton, P. (eds.) (2013) Deleuze in China. Special issue of Theory and Event, 16:3 (Sep).

Journal articles and book chapters

Lundy, C. and Savransky, M. (forthcoming) “After Progress: Experiments in the Revaluation of Values”, The Sociological Review.

Lundy, C. (forthcoming) “Towards a Complex Conception of Progress”, The Sociological Review.

Brown, S. and Lundy, C. (forthcoming) "Henri Bergson", in Glăveanu, V.P. (ed.) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible. London: Palgrave.

Wright, E., Gee, R., Axler, M., Lundy, C., Hutchings, S., and Vickers, T. (2021) "The Future of Working From Home", Futures of Work, 19. Bristol: Bristol University Press.

Lundy, C., (2021) “The Call for a New Earth, a New People: An Untimely Problem”, Theory, Cultural and Society, 38:2 (OnlineFirst 2019), pp. 119-139.

Grigolo, M. and Lundy, C. (2020) "Public Sociology: Facing the Pandemic", Global Dialogue, 10:3 (online).

Burton, S., Hutchings, S., Lundy, C. and Lyons-Lewis, A. (2019) "Evaluating the Complexity of Service-Learning Practices: Lessons From and For Complex Systems Theory", Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 23:3, pp. 89-103.

Lundy, C., (2019) “Charles Péguy”, in Jones, G. and Roffe, J. (eds.) Deleuze’s Philosophical Lineage II. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 120-145.

Lundy, C., (2018) “Bergson's Method of Problematisation and the Pursuit of Metaphysical Precision”, Angelaki, 23:2, pp. 31-44.

Durie R., Lundy, C., and Wyatt, K. (2018) “Using complexity principles to understand the nature of relations for creating a culture of publically engaged research within Higher Education Institutes”, in Mitleton-Kelly, E., Paraskevas, A., and Day, C. (eds.) Handbook of Research Methods in Complexity Science: Theory & Application. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Lundy, C., (2017) “Tracking the Triple Form of Difference: Deleuze’s Bergsonism and the Asymmetrical Synthesis of the Sensible”, in Deleuze Studies, 11:2, pp. 174-194.

Lundy, C., (2016) “The Necessity and Contingency of Universal History: Deleuze and Guattari contra Hegel”, Journal of the Philosophy of History, 10:1, pp. 51-75.

Lundy, C. and Voss, D. (2015) “Deleuze and Post-Kantian Thought: Method, Ideas and Aesthetics”, in Lundy, C. and Voss, D. (eds.) At the Edges of Thought: Deleuze and Post-Kantian Philosophy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 1-22.

Lundy, C., (2013) “From Structuralism to Poststructuralism”, in Dillet, B., MacKenzie I. and Porter R. (2013) The Edinburgh Companion to Poststructuralism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 69-92.

Lundy, C., (2013) “Bergson, History and Ontology”, in Mullarkey J. and de Mille C. (eds.) Bergson and the Art of Immanence. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 17-31.

Lundy, C. (2013) “Why Wasn’t Capitalism Born in China?: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Non-Events”, Theory and Event, 16:3 (Sep).

Lundy, C. and Patton P., (2013) “Editor’s Introduction”, in Lundy, C. and Patton P., (eds.) Deleuze in China. Special issue of Theory and Event, 16:3 (Sep).

Lundy, C., (2013) “Who are our Nomads Today? Deleuze’s Political Ontology and the Revolutionary Problematic”, Deleuze Studies, 7:2 (May), pp. 231-249.

Lundy, C., (2011) “Deleuze and Guattari’s Historiophilosophy: Philosophical Thought and its Historical Milieu”, Critical Horizons, 12:2, pp. 115-135.

Lundy, C., (2010) “Emerging From the Depths: On the Intensive Creativity of Historical Events”, Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy - Revue de la philosophie française et de langue française, 18:1, pp. 67-85.

Lundy, C., (2009) “Deleuze’s Untimely: Uses and Abuses in the Appropriation of Nietzsche”, in Bell, J. and Colebrook, C. (eds.) Deleuze and History. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 188-205.


Lundy, C., (2017) Review of Nicholas Tampio, Deleuze’s Political Vision, in Contemporary Political Theory, 16:3, pp. 417-421.

Lundy, C., (2014) “Deleuze and Time: One or Many Philosophies?”, review of James Williams, Deleuze’s Philosophy of Time: A Critical Introduction and Guide, in Time and Society, 23:1 (March).


Goldingay, S., Durie, R., Wyatt, K., Macbeth F., Baim C., and Lundy C. (2013) “Community? What do you mean?: An investigation into how differing understandings of the term ‘community’ shape care-leavers’ move to independence”. Briefing Report for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.

Durie, R., Lundy, C., and Wyatt, K. (2012) “Researching with Communities: Towards a Leading Edge Theory and Practice for Community Engagement”. Briefing Report for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.

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