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Oliver Harrison

Oliver Harrison

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Social and Political Sciences


Dr Oliver Harrison is a senior lecturer in Political Theory in the Department of Social and Political Sciences. He is year one tutor for undergraduate Politics and International Relations students and is the course leader for the MA Politics. He teaches on all levels of both undergraduate and graduate provision, and is currently module leader for Political Ideologies in Conflict (Undergraduate, Year One), Political Thought in Focus (Undergraduate, Year Two), Interpreting Contemporary Politics (Undergraduate, Year three) , and Democracy, Citizenship and Sustainability (MA Level). He also contributes to Environmental Politics (Undergraduate, Year Two)

Oliver is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a member of the School of Social Sciences Learning and Teaching Committee. He engages reguarly with the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT).

Career overview

From 2001 to 2004 Oliver studied Politics at NTU. After this, he gained an MA in Social and Political Thought from the University of Warwick. He has been teaching at NTU since 2005, and completed his PhD in Politics at the University of Nottingham (2006-2010).

Research areas

  • Political theory / political ideologies / history of political thought
  • Marx / Marxism / post-Marxism / anarchism / ecologism
  • Environmental ethics / environmental politics
  • Sustainability/Democracy/Citizenship
  • Teaching and Learning (with specific emphasis on political theory).

External activity

Oliver has reviewed book manuscripts for a range of academic publishers and has peer reviewed articles in a number of high quality journals, including Global Discourse, Theory Culture and Critique, and Political Studies.

Oliver is a member of various specialist groups in the Political Studies Association.