As a visiting professor at the University of Brighton, Kate Soper has brought an international scholarly reputation to the CAPPE advisory board.
She has published widely in leading academic journals including Radical Philosophy, New Formations and the Journal Of Consumer Culture and was an editorial board member of New Left Review.
Visiting professor Kate Soper has an international reputation as a radical philosopher. This was developed initially at the University of Sussex and then London Metropolitan University, where she was Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities, Arts and Languages, and a researcher in the Institute for the Study of European Transformations. Her distinguished publications record includes To Relish The Sublime? Culture And Self-Realisation in Post Modern Times (with Martin Ryle, 2002), What Is Nature? (1995) and Troubled Pleasures (1990). She has published widely in leading academic journals including Radical Philosophy, New Formations and the Journal Of Consumer Culture and was an editorial board member of New Left Review. Her substantial translation work includes Chiodi’s Sartre And Marxism, Sebastiano Timpanaro’s The Freudian Slip, Bobbio’s Liberalism And Democracy (with Martin Ryle), and (with Martin Ryle) Ginzburg’s Wooden Eyes. Her academic standing is evident through invitations to address national and international conference and her involvement in AHRC funded research: the Cultures Of Consumption research programme and Edge Of A Dream photographic project.
A distinguished scholar, Kate is an equally adept communicator of ideas through a range of media. A regular columnist for the American publication Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, she has also contributed to a range of radio and television productions and a number of exhibitions. Her continuing research into consumption theory and environmental philosophy and aesthetics is creating a rich seam of future publications and papers. She continues to be widely recognised as a significant figure in modern British philosophy and criticism and her books and articles feature prominently on student reading lists. She taught a substantial range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in European Studies and Literature and Modernity.
Kate is a member of the advisory board for the College’s Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, and advises on the design of doctoral research programmes and external funding applications.