About

407B10FF-C52B-4DFF-B275-171E40C3228FI’m an independent scholar and author of eleven books and numerous articles, essays and reviews in The Nation, Harper’s Magazine, New Left Review, Adbusters, The Guardian, Literary HubBrooklyn Rail, Radical Philosophy and Dissent. My books have been translated into French, German, Dutch, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, and Korean. I have a doctorate in Human Geography from the University of Oxford and 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, a popular existential travelogue, The Wisdom of Donkeys, and a manifesto for liberated living, The Amateur. 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

“A man who wants the truth becomes a scholar; a man who wants to give free play to his subjectivity may become a writer; but what should a man do who wants something in between?” —Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities

1 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

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s