Dr Tom Campbell
Lecturer in Social Theory
I completed my first degree in Sociology, my MA in Social Research and my doctoral research, a genealogy of dyslexia, all here at the University of Leeds. I work mainly in the areas of Social Theory and Disability Studies, influenced primarily by Michel Foucault, and in particular his writings of the early and mid nineteen-seventies.
Genealogical investigations of impairment categories, with dyslexia being the current object of inquiry ; biopolitics and disability; recent and contemporary social theory, particularly Zygmunt Bauman; Michel Foucault; Norbet Elias and Giles Deleuze.
I am involved in teaching Social Theory within the school, with a particular emphasis on the history of sociology, classical and contemporary social theory. I am involved in the delivery of Sociological Thinking at Level 1; Central Problems in Sociology at Level 2; I am the module convener of Reading the Classics at level 3. I also make contributions to other modules within the school as guest lecturer.
Dyslexia: the Government of Reading (United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillian, 2013),
Disability Studies Emerging Perspectives, ed. by Campbell TW and others (Leeds: Disability Press, 2008)
‘The temporal horizon of ‘the choice’: Anxieties and banalities in ‘time’, modern and liquid modern’, Thesis Eleven, 118.1 (2013), 19-32,
‘From Aphasia to Dyslexia, a Fragment of a Genealogy’, Health Sociology Review, 20.4 (2011),
‘Resistance Towards Ethics’, in Bauman's Challenge: Sociological Issues for the Twenty-First Century, ed. by Davis M and Tester K (palgrave macmillan, 2010),
‘Towards a Sociology of Impairment’, in Disability Studies Emerging Perspectives, ed. by Campbell T and others (Disability Press, [n.d.]),