Dr Stevphen Shukaitis

Senior Lecturer
EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Dr Stevphen Shukaitis
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    +44 (0) 1206 874283

  • Location

    EBS.3.42, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    You can find details of Academic Support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911



  • BA, Sociology & Journalism (East Stroudsburg University)

  • MA, Sociology (New School for Social Research)

  • PhD, Social Theory & Analysis (Queen Mary, University of London)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

cultural production and contemporary capitalism

social theory

artistic labour

social and political imaginaries

communication technologies

avant-gardes and aesthetics

continental philosophy

social movements

intellectual and social history

Teaching and supervision

  • Management, Society and New Forms of Work (BE435)

  • Creativity and Organisation (BE465)

  • Independent Project: Management/Marketing (BE939)


Books (2)

Shukaitis, S., (2016). The Composition of Movements to Come: Aesthetics & Cultural Labor After the Avant-Garde. Rowman & Littlefield International

Shukaitis, S., (2009). Imaginal Machines: Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life. Autonomedia. 9781570272080

Journals (25)

Shukaitis, S. and Figiel, J., (2015). The Factory of Individuation: Cultural Labor and Class Composition in the Metropolis. South Atlantic Quarterly. 114 (3)

Shukaitis, S., (2015). Spaces of Collaboration: An Interview with Ken Vandermark. Seisimopolite: A Journal of Art & Politics

Shukaitis, S., (2015). What Are You Reading For? Modes of Critique, Modes of Production. Cahiers de l?idiotie. 6

Shukaitis, S., (2014). ‘Theories are made only to die in the war of time’: Guy Debord and the Situationist International as strategic thinkers. Culture and Organization. 20 (4)

Shukaitis, S., (2014). Learning Not to Labor. Rethinking Marxism. 26 (2)

McKenzie, J., Edkins, T. and Shukaitis, S., (2014). Revisiting Jon McKenzie?s Perform or else: Performance, labour and pedagogy. ephemera theory & politics in organization. 14 (3)

Figiel, J., Shukaitis, S. and Walker, A., (2014). The politics of workers' inquiry. ephemera theory & politics in organization. 14 (3)

Shukaitis, S. and Figiel, J., (2013). Metropolitan Strategies, Psychogeographic Investigations. Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies. 13 (6)

Shukaitis, S., (2013). We hate the users. An Interview with UBERMORGEN. Mute Magazine

Shukaitis, S., (2013). Can the object be a comrade?. ephemera: theory & politics in organization. 13 (2)

Shukaitis, S., (2013). Recomposing precarity: Notes on the laboured politics of class composition. ephemera theory & politics in organization. 13 (3)

Feigenbaum, A., Shukaitis, S., Barbagallo, C., Brekke, JK., Buck, M., Heckert, J., Kanuga, M., Rekret, P. and Stephens, J., (2013). Writing in a movement: a roundtable on radical publishing and autonomous infrastructure. Interface: a journal for and about social movements. 5 (1)

Shukaitis, S., (2012). Symphony of the Surplus/Value : Notes on labour, valorization and sabotage in the metropolitan factory. Performance Research. 17 (6)

Shukaitis, S., (2012). Below the Perceptible, the Political?. Rethinking Marxism. 24 (3)

Lim, M. and Shukaitis, S., (2012). Editorial. Culture and Organization. 18 (5)

Shukaitis, S., (2011). In, against, and beyond the empire trilogy: Notes on antagonism as media form. Journal of Communication Inquiry. 35 (4)

Shukaitis, S., (2011). Fascists as Much as Painters: Imagination, Overidentification, and Strategies of Intervention. The Sociological Review. 59 (3)

Shukaitis, S., (2011). Fascists as much as painters: imagination, overidentification, and strategies of intervention. The Sociological Review. 59 (3)

Shukaitis, S., (2010). Affective Labor and Social Movements. Przeglad Anarchistyczny - The Anarchist Review. 11

Shukaitis, S., (2010). Sisyphus & the Labor of Imagination: Autonomy, Cultural Production and the Antinomies of Worker Self-Management. Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture and Action. 4 (1)

Shukaitis, S., (2009). Space is the (Non)Place: Martians, Marxists, and the Outer Space of the Radical Imagination. The Sociological Review. 57 (1_suppl)

Shukaitis, S. and Graeber, D., (2009). Practice as a form of knowledge, knowledge as a form of action. The Anarchist Review. 9

Shukaitis, S., (2009). Space is the (non)place: Martians, Marxists, and the outer space of the radical imagination. The Sociological Review. 57 (S1)

Shukaitis, S., (2008). Dancing Amidst the Flames: Imagination and Self-Organization in a Minor Key. Organization. 15 (5)

Shukaitis, S. and Lichtenfeld, R., (2002). Tragedy of the common: Markedness and the creation of mundane tragedy. Journal of Mundane Behavior. 3 (3)

Other (3)

Shukaitis, S., (2015).No Stars, no Solos ? just Sound, Motion, and Energy: an Interview with John Gruntfest,Mute Magazine

Shukaitis, S., (2015).From Nation Time to management time,The Wire

Shukaitis, S., (2015).Cognitive Capitalism & the Limits of Sabotage,Frisk Flugt: Sabotage (OVO Press)

Chapters (7)

Shukaitis, S., (2015). Icons of Futures Past: IRWIN, Neue Slowenische Kunst, and the Spiritual Politics of Artistic Provocation. In: NSK from Kapital to Capital: Neue Slowenische Kunst ? The Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia. Editors: Badovinac, Z., ?ufer, E. and Gardner, A., . MIT Press. 9780262029957

Shukaitis, S., (2015). Power, Knowledge, Hatred: Notes on Antagonism & Autonomist Epistemology. In: Bad Feelings. Editors: Art Against Cuts and Power, N., . Bookworks

Shukaitis, S., (2014). Art Strike. In: Truth is Concrete - a Handbook for Artistic Strategies in Real Politics. Editors: Malzacher, F. and Herbst, S., . Sternberg Press

Shukaitis, S. and Figiel, J., (2013). Politics, Arts and Markets. In: The Routledge Companion to Arts Marketing. Editors: O'Reilly, D., Rentschler, R. and Kirchner, T., . Routledge. 20- 28. 978-0-415-78350-7

Shukaitis, S., (2011). Nobody knows what an insurgent body can do: Questions for affective resistance. In: Anarchism and Sexuality: Ethics, Relationships and Power. 45- 66. 9780203828441

Shukaitis, S. and Kanngieser, A., (2010). Cultural Workers, Throw Down Your Tools, The Metropolis Is On Strike. In: Critical Cities: Ideas, Knowledge and Agitation from Emerging Urbanists vol. 2. Editors: Naik, D. and Oldfield, T., . Myrdle Court Press,. 64- 75. 978-0-9563539-1-7

Shukaitis, S., (2009). Infrapolitics and the nomadic educational machine. In: Contemporary Anarchist Studies: An Introductory Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy. 166- 174. 0203891732

Grants and funding


The Metropolitan Factory: The Labour of Self-Management in Creative Clusters

The British Academy

+44 (0) 1206 874283


EBS.3.42, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

You can find details of Academic Support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911