My research concerns poststructuralism.
First, in Baudrillard Studies as author of numerous articles, and editor of Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories (Routledge, 2009), The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press, 2010), ‘Baudrillard Redux’ (Special Issue of Cultural Politics, 2011), Jean Baudrillard: from Hyperreality to Disappearance: Uncollected Interviews (Edinburgh University Press, 2015), Jean Baudrillard: the Disappearance of Culture: Uncollected Interviews (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), and editorial board member of the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies. I organized the first major UK conference on Baudrillard's work in 2006 (4-6 September), and was interviewed in 2014 about Baudrillard for a South Korean TV documentary. Current research is focused on completing several books: Jean Baudrillard: Untranslated French Interviews (Seagull Books), Jean Baudrillard: Untranslated German Interviews (Seagull Books), Jean Baudrillard: The Missing Pieces, Uncollected Writings and Photographs (Edinburgh University Press), and Jean Baudrillard: Extreme Theory (Edinburgh University Press). I run the site: http://www.baudrillardstudies.com
Second, in Urban Studies, with research focusing on poststructuralism, assemblage theory, and actor-network theory. My broad expertise in poststructuralist theory has enabled me to recast the conceptual apparatus and empirical approach of urban studies to effectively critique and overturn the neo-Marxist world city, global city, and interlocking world city network concepts (and the error of the ordinary cities notion) to understand cities not only as connected, but as always striving to prohibit and disguise their unbinding and destabilization as networked assemblages. My latest research is concerned with 'London After Brexit' (see my TED Talk), and with introducing, explaining, developing, and inventing an approach to Urban Studies that is founded on the philosophy of Jean Baudrillard. See, for example, my entry on ‘Jean Baudrillard’ for The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies (2017). Current service to the wider discipline concerns my editing of a major book – The Companion to Urban Studies (Routledge, 2018).