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Neil Vallelly

Neil Vallelly is a political economist and critical theorist based at the University of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand. He is author of Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness (Goldsmiths Press 2021), and his writing has appeared in journals such as Rethinking Marxism, Angelaki, Poetics Today, and Social Anthropology/Anthrpologie Sociale. He is a researcher for the think tank Economic and Social Research Aotearoa […]


Allen Meek

Phone: +64 (06) 356 9099

Senior lecturer in Media Studies with a background in German critical theory and French poststructuralism. Biopolitical Media: Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life (Routledge 2016) is my second book.  The aim of this book is to develop a synthesis of the theories of Foucault, Agamben and Esposito in the context of modern visual media.  I discuss early […]