About

img_0442 I’m an independent scholar and author of ten books and numerous articles, essays and reviews in The Nation, Harper’s Magazine, New Left Review, Adbusters, Brooklyn Rail, Radical Philosophy and Dissent. My books have been translated into French, German, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, and Korean. I have spent decades teaching and writing about urbanism, social theory and literature, both inside and outside of a conventional university setting. I’ve also published three intellectual biographies on Henri Lefebvre, Guy Debord, and John Berger, as well as a popular existential travelogue called  The Wisdom of Donkeys. I’m a regular speaker at scholarly, literary and political events on and off-campus. Over the years, I’ve led a somewhat nomadic existence, residing in the UK, the US, France and Brazil. I’ve tried to live, think and write, as my one of my heroes James Joyce once said, “in the broadest way immarginable.”

“Andy Merrifield is a wizard and a poet and an inspiration” – Kalle Lasn, Editor, Adbusters

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One Response to About

  1. Sunil Kumar says:

    Dear Andy. I enjoyed your talk today at the Urban Flows conference at U-PENN. It had a poetic justice that could not be resisted. Sunil Kumar, LSE

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