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GLOBAL LUNCHBOX | The Punk Rock Politics of Joe Strummer: Radicalism, Resistance and Rebellion

When: Friday, January 13, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cindy Pingry   (847) 467-1933


Category: Academic


Please join us for the Global Lunchbox, a weekly conversation convened by the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies at Northwestern University featuring conversations with scholars about their current research on a range of global issues.

Our guest this week will be Professor Gregor Gall of The University of Glasgow. He will talk about his book, The Punk Rock Politics of Joe Strummer: Radicalism, Resistance and Rebellion. It is an extended analysis of the politics of Joe Strummer (The Clash) and was published by Gall in June 2022 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of Strummer, one of the most influential radical musicians of the twentieth century. The study draws on original testimony to explore how Strummer inspired many to adopt left-wing politics and others to sustain them in their left-wing politics.

About the speaker:

Professor Gregor Gall is author and editor of over twenty books, mainly on labour unions and industrial relations and the politics of Scotland. He is co-editor of Scottish Labour History, and writes regularly for the national press in Britain on unions and strikes.


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