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Mr Denis Chevrier-Bosseau

Post:School Tutor (English, Politics)
Other posts:Doctoral Tutor (Philosophy)
 School Tutor in Law (Law)
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Denis BOSSEAU held lecturship posts in Politics and Philosophy at Birkbeck College (University of London – School of Social Science, History and Philosophy), in Politics at Brighton University, and has been working as a school tutor in Philosophy, Politics, Law, Sociology, and History at the University of Sussex since 2016. He obtained a PhD in Social and Political Thought from the University of Sussex in 2023 as an affiliate of the interdisciplinary research Centre for Social and Political Thought with the thesis: Spectres of Lenin: rethinking political power & revolutionary strategy in the light of a contested heritage.  Denis has published journal articles and book chapters in the fields of Social Philosophy and Political Theory, and co-edited two volumes, the latest one being an interdisciplinary collection of essays on the contemporary relevance of J.J. Rousseau for social and political thought entitled Rousseau Today – Interdisciplinary essays (Palgrave, 2023). He is currently working on a monograph based on my doctoral research and have an article under review entitled ‘“Seize the Time” – Abolition & Revolutionary at the Crossroads’ to be published with Historical Materialism (Journal of Marxist Critical Analysis). 

Recent publications: 




Visiting/ Guest Lecturer and School Tutor
  • School of Law, Politics and Sociology
  • School of Media, Art and Humanities
Other post: Examiner, Board of Examiners Philosophy BA, School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London. Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX
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2023        PhD Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex

2012        MA Philosophy, University College London (UCL)

2010        BA Social Anthropology, University of Sussex


Higher Education Teaching Qualifications:

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academic (2017)





10th – 13th November 2022 (SOAS, London) – Historical Materialism Annual Conference (Facing the Abyss An Epoch of Permanent War and Counterrevolution). Talk:“Fighting Unity” As a Strategic Problem in the Face of the Counter-Revolution

26th June – 28th June 2019 (Coventry) - Warwick Continental Philosophy Conference, ‘What is Philosophy? Present, Past, Future’. Paper presented: ‘The Contemporaneity of Philosophy’.

11th October – 14th October 2018 – 29th International Nietzsche Congress (Naumburg, Germany); title of the paper presented:Thinking Out of Season: Nietzsche and the Philosophical Problem of Contemporaneity.

30th June- 1st July 2018 – University of Bonn (Germany) –as a participant in theSummer Symposium in Contemporary Philosophy, The Philosophy of Events. The University of Bonn, 30th June 7th July, 2018 hosted by the International Centre for Philosophy NRW.

31st May 2017, Exhibition organised by One Cannot Be Too Careful (St Petersburg/Brighton) – Exhibition or censored Art from Brighton (UK), Ukraine, and Russia. Public Talk: Censorship and Contemporary Art – a philosophical perspective

15th to 16th of September 2016, University of Sussex.

Conference Title: Resistance in Intellectual History and Social and Political Thought. Paper presented: ‘Contesting the Present – Nietzsche and Resistance in the age of Whistle-blowers’

25th to 27th of August 2016, Regent’s University London.

The SEP/FEB conference - Paper presented: ‘Contesting the Present – Nietzsche and Resistance at the age of Whistle-blowers’




24th of June 2016, University of Sussex: Chair of Panel for the annual Phenomenology Conference hosted by the University of Sussex.

3rd & 4th of May 2016, University of Sussex: “Heidegger on Technology”. This conference brought together contributors to the volume Heidegger on Technology (Routledge, 2020) with the goal of generating a critical dialogue on the topic of Technology.

18th & 19th of November 2015, University of Sussex: “Conceptualizing Resistance – Contexts, Experiences, and Theories”. This two-day symposium brought together prominent researchers in the broad field of resistance studies with panels of Sussex researchers from across the school of HAHP, MFM and Global Studies.