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Malcolm Bull

Malcolm Bull is Professor of Art and the History of Ideas, and Head of History and Theory at the Ruskin.

Malcolm has spent his entire career at Oxford, but has also spent periods elsewhere as a Getty Scholar and a Clark Fellow, and as a visiting professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Manchester.

His books include The Concept of the Social(Verso, 2021); On Mercy (Princeton, 2019) Inventing Falsehood, Making Truth (Princeton, 2013); Anti-Nietzsche (Verso, 2011); The Mirror of the Gods (OUP/Penguin, 2005); and Seeing Things Hidden (Verso, 2000).  Malcolm's research interests are in both art history and social and political theory. Ongoing projects include a book on modernism and capitalism. Malcolm welcomes research students in this area, and in the wider field of contemporary art and global politics.

Available for DPhil supervision at the Ruskin.