School of Social and Political Science

Dr Jared Holley

Job Title

Lecturer (Political Theory)

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Research interests

Research interests

I’m a political theorist and historian of political thought interested in modern ideas about freedom and domination and their global intellectual histories, and in how these histories and ideas inform contemporary practices of resistance.

I’m currently writing about the history, theory, and practice of anticolonial solidarity. This aspect of my recent work is grounded in the global history of anticolonial political thought and engaged with current theoretical debates about solidarity across the global North and South.

My first book, Rousseau’s Politics of Taste: Judgment, Pleasure, and Modern Epicureanism, is forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press.

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Holley J. The (anti)colonial limits of solidarity: History, theory, practice. In Solidarity: Nature, Grounds, and Value. Manchester University Press. 2024. p. 154-181. (Critical Powers). doi: 10.7765/9781526172693.00010
Holley J. Racial equality and anticolonial solidarity: Anténor Firmin’s global Haitian liberalism. American Political Science Review. 2023 Mar 13. Epub 2023 Mar 13. doi: 10.1017/S0003055423000126
Holley J. Rousseau's memorial practice of happiness: Autobiography, askesis and ataraxia. History of Political Thought. 2022 Aug 1;43(3):460-491.
Holley J. [Review of] Reconstructing the Social Sciences and Humanities: Anténor Firmin, Western Intellectual Tradition, and Black Atlantic Tradition. Global Intellectual History. 2022 Mar 9. Epub 2022 Mar 9. doi: 10.1080/23801883.2022.2038346
Holley J. The aesthetic dimensions of esteem in Rousseau: Amour-propre, general will, and general taste. British Journal for the History of Philosophy. 2022 Feb 24;1-18. Epub 2022 Feb 24. doi: 10.1080/09608788.2022.2028601
Holley J, Kerkmann T. Conference report on “Anticolonial Solidarity: Political Theory and Global History in Dialogue”. 2021. Paper presented at Anticolonial Solidarity, Berlin, Germany. doi: 10.22029/ko.2021.1239
Holley J. Recovering the anticolonial roots of solidarity. Berlin: SCRIPTS. 2021 Jun 1, p. 1-26. (SCRIPTS Working Paper Series).
Holley J. Rousseau’s reception as an Epicurean: From atheism to aesthetics. History of European Ideas. 2019 Jun 1;45(4):553-571. Epub 2019 Jan 7. doi: 10.1080/01916599.2018.1563965