The Marxism Specialist Group was founded to promote the study of Marxism and encourage discussion of the possible contribution of a perspective informed by Marxism to the understanding of political issues.


The PSA’s network of 60 Specialist Groups offers a research focus for all members and covers a vast range of specialities within the discipline. SGs provide an opportunity for groups of academics who share a common interest in a particular area of the discipline to organise meetings, coordinate communications, and as outlets for research – as well as giving PSA members opportunities for developing their academic impact and professional development.”


Convenors can view the SG Handbook here.


If you would like to learn more or have any questions, do get in touch via or with Arianna Giovannini (, the Specialist Groups Trustee

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Mark Cowling

Role: Convenor
Institution: Teesside University

David Bates

Role: Convenor
Institution: Canterbury Christ Church University

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17 August 2020
18 February 2020


Reminder! If we want to have a panel at next year's PSA Annual Conference we need to get a proposal in by October 1. I would be able to do something about Marxism and Artificial Intelligence, and/or engage in a debate about the book The First Marx. If you have ideas, please get in touch with both David Bates and me – our email addresses can be found as part of the Specialist Group website.