Dr Craig Lundy

Reader in Social and Political Thought here at London Met.

Dr Craig Lundy

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Prior to joining London Met, Craig was a Senior Lecturer in Social Theory at Nottingham Trent University. He was also previously employed in various teaching and research positions at the Institute for Social Transformation Research (University of Wollongong, Australia), the University of Exeter, Royal Holloway (University of London), Middlesex University and the University of New South Wales.


Craig has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and two bachelor's degrees (BA and BCom) from the University of Sydney, with majors in philosophy, politics, history and economic history. He received the Best Doctoral Thesis Award from the UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, plus two awards for his undergraduate studies in history and economic history.

Professional activities

  • External examiner for the MA Sociology (Cultural Analysis) at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
  • Co-creator and ongoing organiser of The London Conference in Critical Thought – an annual event held in London that provides an interdisciplinary space for the exchange of ideas between scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. The LCCT has been held at Birkbeck, Royal Holloway, Goldsmiths, University College London, South Bank University, the University of Westminster, London Metropolitan University and the University of Greenwich.
The majority of Craig's research has been concerned with investigating the nature of transformational processes, in particular the role that history plays in shaping socio-political formations. Much of this research has focused on the work of Deleuze and the post-Kantian lineage (e.g. Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Bergson), but he's also conducted applied research using the principles of complexity theory/science to examine the formation of community identity, the pedagogy of ‘service-learning’, and the processes of public engagement.
More recently, he is especially interested in exploring the idea of progress. His research seeks to bring into question not merely the telos and object of progress, but the nature of this idea as a process, with the aim of highlighting the presuppositions that are taken for granted by both defenders and critics of progress, and constructively outlining a new idea of progress. As part of this agenda Craig co-edited a collection on the thematic 'After Progress' with Martin Savransky. This work was based on a symposium series held in 2019 and affiliated with a digital exhibition under the same title. Presenting more than 60 contributions, the exhibition brought together approximately 175 artists and writers to help envisage ways of living and dying outside of the modern coordinates of progress.
Funders of Craig's research have included the Sociological Review Foundation, the British Sociological Association, the Nottingham Civic Exchange and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Craig's teaching experience covers all levels of higher education and includes curriculum development. The areas he's taught in include: 

  • Social theory
  • Political theory/philosophy
  • History of political thought
  • Historical sociology
  • Political sociology
  • Public sociology
  • Community/public engagement
  • Social science research methodologies
  • Philosophy of social science
  • Modern and post-Kantian European philosophy
  • Ethics

He is welcome to receiving PhD supervision queries, especially in areas related to the above research and teaching interests.

Books and Edited Collections

35. Savransky, M. and Lundy, C. (eds.) (2022) After Progress. Sociological Review Monograph Series, 70:2.

34. Savransky, M. and Lundy, C. (2022) After Progress: Digital Exhibition of Collaborative Storytelling, available at www.after-progress.com.

33. Lundy, C. (2018) Deleuze’s Bergsonism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

32. Lundy, C. and Voss, D. (eds.) (2015) At the Edges of Thought: Deleuze and Post-Kantian Philosophy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

31. Lundy, C. and Patton, P. (eds.) (2013) Deleuze in China. Special issue of Theory and Event, 16:3 (Sep).

30. Lundy, C. (2012) History and Becoming: Deleuze’s Philosophy of Creativity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

29. Brown, S. D. and Lundy, C. (forthcoming) “A Deleuzian Social Psychology”, in Brendan Gough (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Social Psychology (second edition). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

28. Lundy, C. (forthcoming) “Bergson and the Nature of Change: Adventures Across the Metaphysics, Epistemology and Science of Transformation”, in Gavin Rae, Emma Ingala and Cillian Ó Fathaigh (eds.), Transformation in Contemporary French Philosophy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

27. Lundy, C. (forthcoming) “Virtual Encounters: The Making and Manifestations of Deleuze’s Bergsonism”, in Somers-Hall, H. and Bell, J. (eds.), The Deleuzian Mind. Routledge.

26. Gee, R., Lundy, C., Oldridge, L. and Brown, S. D. (2023) “Paradoxes of ‘Career’ and ‘Progress’ in the Neoliberal University: A Self-Critique and Deconstruction”, International Journal of Human Resource Development: Practice, Policy and Research, 7:2, pp. 38-54.

25. Savransky, M. and Lundy, C. (2022) “After Progress: Experiments in the Revaluation of Values”, The Sociological Review, 70:2, pp. 217-231.

24. Lundy, C. (2022) “Towards a Complex Conception of Progress”, The Sociological Review, 70:2, pp. 264-280.

23. Brown, S. D. and Lundy, C. (2022) “The Possible in the Life and Work of Henri Bergson”, in Glăveanu, V.P. (ed.) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

22. Wright, E., Gee, R., Axler, M., Lundy, C., Hutchings, S., and Vickers, T. (2021) “The Future of Working From Home”, Futures of Work, 19. Bristol: Bristol University Press.

21. Lundy, C. (2021) “The Call for a New Earth, a New People: An Untimely Problem”, Theory, Cultural and Society, 38:2, pp. 119-139.

20. Grigolo, M. and Lundy, C. (2020) “Public Sociology: Facing the Pandemic”, Global Dialogue, 10:3 (online).

19. Burton, S., Hutchings, S., Lundy, C. and Lyons-Lewis, A. (2019) “Evaluating the Complexity of Service-Learning Practices: Lessons From and For Complex Systems Theory”, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 23:3, pp. 89-103.

18. Lundy, C. (2019) “Charles Péguy”, in Jones, G. and Roffe, J. (eds.) Deleuze’s Philosophical Lineage II. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 120-145.

17. Lundy, C. (2018) “Bergson’s Method of Problematisation and the Pursuit of Metaphysical Precision”, Angelaki, 23:2, pp. 31-44.

16. Durie, R., Lundy, C., & Wyatt, K. (2018) “Using complexity principles to understand the nature of relations for creating a culture of publically engaged research within Higher Education Institutes”, in Mitleton-Kelly, E., Paraskevas, A. & Day C. (eds.) Handbook of Research Methods in Complexity Science: Theory & Application. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 114-132.

15. Lundy, C. (2017) “Tracking the Triple Form of Difference: Deleuze’s Bergsonism and the Asymmetrical Synthesis of the Sensible”, Deleuze Studies, 11:2, pp. 174-194.

14. Lundy, C. (2016) “The Necessity and Contingency of Universal History: Deleuze and Guattari contra Hegel”, Journal of the Philosophy of History, 10:1, pp. 51-75.

13. Lundy, C. and Voss, D. (2015) “Deleuze and Post-Kantian Thought: Method, Ideas and Aesthetics”, in Lundy, C. and Voss, D. (eds.) At the Edges of Thought: Deleuze and Post-Kantian Philosophy, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 1-22.

12. Lundy, C. (2013) “From Structuralism to Poststructuralism”, in Dillet, B., MacKenzie I. & Porter, R. (eds.) The Edinburgh Companion to Poststructuralism, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 69-92.

11. Lundy, C. (2013) “Bergson, History and Ontology”, in Mullarkey, J. and de Mille, C. (eds.) Bergson and the Art of Immanence, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 17-31.

10. Lundy, C. (2013) “Why Wasn’t Capitalism Born in China?: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Non-Events”, Theory and Event, 16:3 (Sep).

9. Lundy, C. and Patton, P. (2013) “Editor’s Introduction”, in Deleuze in China. Special issue of Theory and Event, 16:3 (Sep).

8. Lundy, C. (2013) “Who are our Nomads Today? Deleuze’s Political Ontology and the Revolutionary Problematic”, Deleuze Studies, 7:2 (May), pp. 231-249.

7. Lundy, C. (2011) “Deleuze and Guattari’s Historiophilosophy: Philosophical Thought and its Historical Milieu”, Critical Horizons, 12:2, pp. 115-135.

6. Lundy, C. (2010) “Emerging From the Depths: On the Intensive Creativity of Historical Events”, Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, 18:1, pp. 67-85.

5. Lundy, C. (2009) “Deleuze’s Untimely: Uses and Abuses in the Appropriation of Nietzsche”, in Bell, J. and Colebrook, C. (eds.) Deleuze and History, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 188-205.


4. Lundy, C. (2017) Review of Nicholas Tampio, Deleuze’s Political Vision, in Contemporary Political Theory, 16(3), pp. 417-421.

3. Lundy, C. (2014) “Deleuze and Time: One or Many Philosophies?”, review of James Williams, Deleuze’s Philosophy of Time: A Critical Introduction and Guide, in Time and Society, 23:1 (March).


2. Goldingay, S., Durie, R., Wyatt, K., Macbeth, F., Baim, C. & Lundy, C. (2013) “Community? What do you mean?: An investigation into how differing understandings of the term ‘community’ shape care-leavers’ move to independence”, Briefing Report for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.

1. Durie, R., Lundy, C. & Wyatt, K. (2012) “Researching with Communities: Towards a Leading Edge Theory and Practice for Community Engagement”, Briefing Report for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.


Dr Craig Lundy
Reader in Social and Political Thought
Email Craig: c.lundy@londonmet.ac.uk