Dr Ed Rooksby
I have many years of teaching experience at a wide range of levels – most of it in the higher education sector.
I was attracted to the ethos and history of the college. From its very beginnings Ruskin has always been associated with movements for social change – in particular and most strongly of course, the organised labour movement. Indeed Ruskin has often acted as a sort of hub of progressive struggles throughout the 20th century – trade union, socialist, anti-colonial, anti-racist, feminist. This imbues the college with a certain political identity and sense of purpose that you just don’t find at many other universities or colleges.
Rooksby, E (2018) “Structural Reform” and the Problem of Socialist Strategy Today, Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, Vol. 46, No. 1 (February 2018), pp. 27-48.
Rooksby, E (2017) Class Analysis and the Thatcherite Offensive (review-article), Capital & Class, Vol. 41, Issue 3, pp. 567-71.
Rooksby, E (2013) “Left Reformism” and Socialist Strategy, International Socialism, 140, Autumn 2013, pp. 83-102.
Rooksby, E (2012) The Relationship Between Liberalism and Socialism, Science & Society, Vol. 76, No. 4, October 2012.
Rooksby, E (2012) Cyprus and the West: a Critical Perspective on British and US Foreign Policy and Strategic Interests in Cyprus, in Bozkurt, U and Trimikliniotis, N (eds.) Beyond a Divided Cyprus: a State and Society in Transformation (Palgrave Macmillan).
Rooksby, E (2012) Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher (review-article), Historical Materialism, 20: 1, pp. 21-30.
Rooksby, E (2011) Blue Labour and the Limits of Social Democracy, Renewal: Journal of Social Democracy, 19: 3/4, pp. 104-117.