Queen Mary University of London
Lasse Thomassen teaches Political Theory at Queen Mary, University of London. He holds a Ph.D. in Ideology and Discourse Analysis from the University of Essex. He was a Garc’a Pelayo Fellow at the Centro de Estudios Pol’ticos y Constitucionales in Madrid. His current research focuses on three areas: debates within the radical democratic theory and radical politics (autonomy vs hegemony, the indignados movements, Podemos, etc.); identity politics and the politics of inclusion, particularly in the context of the United Kingdom and Europe; and new approaches to the concept of representation. In addition, he has a long-standing interest in the work of J’rgen Habermas. Cutting across these research foci is his interest in developing deconstruction and discourse theory as methods for political analysis. He is the author of Habermas: A Guide for the Perplexed (London: Continuum, 2010) and Deconstructing Habermas (London: Routledge, 2007).