Oliver is year one tutor for undergraduate Politics and International Relations students and the course leader for the MA Politics. Oliver is also a member of the School of Social Sciences Learning and Teaching Committee. He teaches political theory on several related courses. He is module leader for Political Ideologies in Conflict (Undergraduate, Year One), Political Thought in Focus (Undergraduate, Year Two), Environmental Politics (Undergraduate, Year Two), and Democracy, Citizenship and Sustainability (MA Level). He also contributes to Contemporary Political Issues (Undergraduate, Year Three).
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
- Teaching and Learning (with specific emphasis on political theory).
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.