Oliver is the course leader for the MA Politics and teaches political theory on a number of related courses. He is module leader for Political Ideologies in Conflict (Undergraduate, Year One), Identity Class and Nation (Undergraduate, Year Two), Sustainability, Citizenship and Identity (MA level), Researching Political Issues (MA level), and Dissertation – Work-based experience (MA level). He also contributes to the module, Contemporary Political Thought (Undergraduate, Year Three). Oliver is also the First Year tutor for Undergraduate students, and a research active member of the Ethics, Ecology and Identity research cluster.
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).
- Political theory / political ideologies / history of political thought
- Marx / Marxism / post-Marxism / anarchism / ecologism
- Environmental ethics / environmental politics
- Democracy and Citizenship
Oliver has reviewed book manuscripts for Routledge press, 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 PSA, and is also a member of the International Society for Environmental Ethics.