Last update: 4/21/08
Professor at Goldsmith's College, University of London

Affiliated with The Centre For Urban and Community Research



'Shooting crabs in a barrel.' Screen : the Journal of the Society for Education in Film and Television. 48 (2), 233.


'Multiculture in times of war: an inaugural lecture given at the London School of Economics.' Critical Quarterly. 48 (4), 27-45.


'Could You Be Loved? Bob Marley, Anti-politics and Universal Sufferation.' Critical Quarterly. 47 (1-2), 226-245.


'Bold as love? Jimi's Afrocyberdelia and the Challenge of the Not-Yet.' Critical Quarterly. 46 (4), 112-125.



'Toward a Critique of Consumer Imperialism.' Public Culture. 14 (3), 589-591.


'Driving while black.' Car Cultures. 81-104.

'Joined-Up Politics and Post-Colonial Melancholia.' Theory, Culture and Society. 18 (2), 151-167.


'POSITIONS - Black Fascism - When Marcus Garvey claimed he had inspired Benito Mussolini, was he proud -- Or just jealous? When the rapper Ice Cube espouses racial separatism and then makes a movie with George Clooney, is he a hypocrite -- Or just a race man? Paul Gilroy considers the demagogues of the black diaspora.' Transition. 9 (81), 70.

'On the state of cultural studies: an interview with Paul Gilroy,' with Marquard Smith. Third Text: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture. 49, 1999-2000.

'Black Fascism.' Transition. 9 (1), 70-91.


A London sumting dis. Critical Quarterly. 41 (3), 57-69.


'Race ends here.' Ethnic and Racial Studies. 21 (5), 838-847.


'Million Man Mouthpiece - Is Spike Lee's Get on the Bus a black male-bonding movie for the Nike generation, or a seriously beautiful polemic?' Sight and Sound. 7 (8), 16.


essay Found Object, 6, Fall 1995

Reid, C., & Gilroy, P. (1995). Caught in flux: transatlantic aesthetics in the museum. Transition : an International Review. (65), 131-139.

(with Iain Chambers) Hendrix, Hip-hop e l'Interruzione del Pensiero Costa & Nolan; Genova.


'After The Love Has Gone: bio-politics and etho-poetics in the black public sphere' Public Culture: Vol. 7, no. 1, Fall 1994 pp. 49-76. This essay is also to be found in Third Text, 28/29 Autumn/Winter 1994, pp. 25-47.

'Diaspora' Paragraph Volume 17, No. 3, November 1994, pp. 207-212.

'Black Cultural Politics' Found Object, 4, Fall 1994, pp. 46-82.

Julien, I., Gopaul, L., Gilroy, P., West, C., & Manly, M. (1994). The Darker Side of Black. New York, N.Y.: Filmmakers Library.

The Darker Side of Black. Black Audio Film Collective, Normal Films, British Broadcasting Corporation, Arts Council of Great Britain, & Drift Releasing, Inc. (1994). New York, NY: Drift Releasing.

'Between Afro-centrism and Euro-centrism: Youth Culture and the problem of hybridity' Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research Volume 1, no.2.

The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press/Verso.

Small Acts: thoughts on the politics of black cultures (Serpent's Tail).


'Cultural studies and ethnic absolutism.' in Cultural studies. Grossberg, Lawrence, Nelson, Cary, & Treichler, Paula A. New York: Routledge.

'The end of antiracism.' in "Race", Culture, and Difference. a course reader. Donald, James, & Rattansi, Ali. London: Sage Publications in association with the Open University.

Bailey, D. A., & Hall, S. (1992). Critical decade: Black British photography in the 80s. Ten.8 photo paperback, v. 2, no. 3. Birmingham, England: Ten.8 Ltd.

'Wearing your art on your sleeve: Towards a diaspora theory of black ephemera' in (eds) D. A. Bailey and S. Hall The Critical Decade: Black British Photography of the 1980s Ten 8 Vol.2, No.3

'It Ain't Where You're From...Its Where You're At...The Dialectics of Diasporic Identification' Third Text 13 (Spring )

'La Fin De L'Antiracisme' Les Temps Modernes, 540 541, Juillet-Aout

'Sounds Authentic - Black music, ethnicity and the challenge of a changing same ' Journal of Black Music Research [Chicago] (Volume11, no.2 Fall, 1991)

'The Art Of Darkness' Third Text 10, Spring 1990.

'Climbing The Racial Mountain' Mediamatic, 4, 4 Summer 1990.

'Frank Bruno or Salman Rushdie?' Media Education, 14, 1990.

'Nationalism, History and Ethnic Absolutism.' History Workshop 30, Autumn.

'Cruciality and The Frog's Perspective' - The aesthetics and politics of the black arts movement in Britain' Art and Text (Australia) no.32, March/May; also printed in Third Text no. 5, April.

'Nothing But Sweat Inside My Hand - Diaspora Aesthetics and Black Art In Britain' in (ed) K. Mercer I.C.A.Documents no. 7

"There Ain't No Black In the Union Jack" The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation (Hutchinson/Unwin Hyman/Routledge).

A U.S. edition, of this book was published by University of Chicago Press in 1991.

'Law and Order the state of the left' Capital and Class no.25 (Spring). This essay has also been re-printed in (ed) P. Scraton Law, Order and The Authoritarian State Open University Press, 1987.

'There's A Riot Going On - Youth, State and Public Order' Emergency no.2.

'Channel 4, Bridgehead or Bantustan?' Screen(July / October).

'Black on Black on Black' Edinburgh International Television Festival Programme.

(as co-author) The Empire Strikes Back - Race and Racism in '70s Britain (Hutchinson/Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies).

'You Can't Fool The Youth:Race and Class Formation in the 80s' Race and Class (Autumn/Winter)

'Managing The Underclass - A note on the Sociology of race in Britain' Race and Class (Summer).



Black Britain: A Photographic History. with Stuart Hall. London: Saqi in association with Getty Images.


The Post-Colonial Studies Reader. Ashcroft, B., Griffiths, G., & Tiffin, H. London: Routledge.

Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks. Keyworks in Cultural Studies, 2. Durham, M. G., & Kellner, D. Malden, MA: Blackwell.


Confluences: Postcolonialism, African American Literary Studies, and the Black Atlantic. Gruesser, J. C. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Postcolonialisms: an Anthology of Cultural Theory and Criticism. Desai, G. G., & Nair, S. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Postcolonial melancholia. New York: Columbia University Press.

The Cultural Politics of Multiculturalism. Hudson, C. Patterns of Prejudice, v. 39, no. 4, Dec. 2005. Oxford: Routledge.


'A.K.A. Sly Stone : the rise and fall of Sylvester Stewart.' in Rip it Up: the Black Experience in Rock 'n' Roll, Crazy Horse, Kandia. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

'Blackening Europe: the African American presence.' in Crosscurrents in African American history. Raphael-Hernandez, Heike. New York: Routledge.

Gilroy, P. (2004). Between camps nations, cultures and the allure of race. London: Routledge.

'It's a Family Affair.' in That's the joint! the hip-hop studies reader. Neal, Mark Anthony, & Forman, Murray. New York: Routledge.

Gilroy, P. (2004). After empire melancholia or convivial culture? London: Routledge.


Moore, D. S., Kosek, J., & Pandian, A. (2003). Race, nature, and the politics of difference. Durham: Duke University Press.

Lobb, D. F. (2003). Hu/man being an analysis of Paul Gilroy's Against race as a challenge to postcolonial research. Ottawa: National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada.Raphael-Hernandez, H., & Gilroy, P. (2003). Blackening Europe: the emergence of an African-American Europe. New York: Routledge.

Bull, M., & Back, L. (2003). The auditory culture reader. Sensory formations series. Oxford, UK: Berg.

Braziel, J. E., & Mannur, A. (2003). Theorizing diaspora: a reader. Keyworks in cultural studies, 6. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub.


Carrington, B., & McDonald, I. (2002). 'Race', sport and British society. London: Routledge.

Post Ex Sub Dis : Fragmentations of the City. (2002). Post ex sub dis: urban fragmentations and constructions. Rotterdam: 010.


Miller, D. (2001). Car cultures. Materializing culture. Oxford: Berg.Olson, S. R. (2001). Against Race: Imagining Political Culture Beyond the Color Line. By Paul Gilroy. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2000. 406 pp.$29.95 (hard). Journal of Communication. 51 (3), 620.


Gilroy, P. (2000). Against race: imagining political culture beyond the color line. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Hall, S., Gilroy, P., Grossberg, L., & McRobbie, A. (2000). Without guarantees: in honour of Stuart Hall. London: Verso.

Back, L., & Solomos, J. (2000). Theories of race and racism: a reader. Routledge student readers. London: Routledge.


Kelly, K., & McDonnell, E. (1999). Stars don't stand still in the sky: music and myth. New York: New York University Press.

Gilroy, P. (1999). Joined-up politics and post-colonial melancholia. London: Institute of Contemporary Art.

Back, L., & Solomos, J. (1999). Theories of race & racism. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis.


Guillory, M., & Green, R. C. (1998). Soul: Black power, politics, and pleasure. New York: New York University Press.

Materializing culture. (1998). Oxford [etc.]: Berg.

Storey, J., & Storey, J. (1998). Cultural theory and popular culture: a reader. London: Prentice Hall.

Mirzoeff, N. (1998). The visual culture reader. London: Routledge.


Powell, R. J., & Bailey, D. A. (1997). Rhapsodies in black: art of the Harlem Renaissance. London: Hayward Gallery.

Gilroy, P. (1997). For the transcultural record. Trade Routes : History and Geography : 2nd Johannesburg Biennale 1997 / Okwui Enwezor, Artistic Director. 23-26.

Gilroy, P. (1997). Exer(or)cising power: black bodies in the black public sphere. Dance in the City / Edited by Helen Thomas. 21-34.

"Modern Tones" in Rhapsodies in Black (exhibition catalogue) (London: Hayward Gallery & INIVA, 1997)

"Scales and Eyes: 'Race' Making Difference" in Sue Golding, ed. The Eight Technologies of Otherness (New York: Routledge, 1997)

"Introduction" in newly reprinted edition of Richard Wright, Eight Men (NY: Harper Perennial, 1997)


Chambers, I., & Curti, L. (1996). The post-colonial question: common skies, divided horizons. London: Routledge.

'Revolutionary Conservatism and the Tyrannies of Unanimism' in David Glover and Cora Kaplan (eds.) special issue of New Formations on Conservative Modernity. (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1996)

Essay in Becoming National: A Reader Oxford University Press)

'Intervention For What? Black Television and the Impossibility of Politics' in Black And White In Colour: the Prospects for Intervention in British Television, in (eds.) Colin MacCabe and June Giovanni. British Film Institute)

'Route Work' in (eds) I. Chambers and L. Curtis The Post-colonial Question, Routledge.

'Cultural Studies and the pitfalls of identity' in J. Curran, V. Walkerdine &D. Morley (eds.) Cultural Studies, (Edward Arnold.)
(reprinted in: Black British Cultural Studies,, A Reader.
eds. Houston A. Baker, Jr., Manthia Diawara, and Ruth H. Lindeborg (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996)


'To Be Real: the dissident forms of black live art' in (ed.) Catherine Ugwu Let's Get It On: The Politics of Black Performance
ICA/ Bay Press.

'Roots and routes: black identity as an outernational project' in (ed.) Herbert W. Harris et al Racial and Ethnic Identity: Psychological Development and Creative Expression (Routledge)

Diaspora Crossings: inter-cultural and trans-national identities in the Black Atlantic' in Negotiating Identities: Essays on Immigration and Culture in Present Day Europe (eds.) Aleksandra Celund and Raoul Grandqvist Studia ImagoLogica; Rodopi, Amsterdam.

'Sounds Authentic: Black Music, Ethnicity and the challenge of a changing same' in (eds.) Sidney Lemelle & Robin Kelley Imagining Home: Class, Culture and Nationalism in the African Diaspora (Verso).

'Foreword' In The Best Interests of The Child (eds.) J. Aldridge& I. Gaber, Free Association Books.

'Black and White on the dance floor' in Studying Culture (ed.)Ann Gray & Jim McGuigan (Edward Arnold).

'Urban Social Movements "Race" and Community' in Colonial Discourse And Post-Colonial Theory (eds.) Patrick Williams and Laura Chrisman (Harvester: Wheatsheaf).

'Diaspora Cultures' in (eds.) Stuart Hall (et al) Modernity And Its Cultures (Polity Press).

'Cultural Studies and Ethnic Absolutism' in L. Grossberg, C. Nelson and P. Treichler (eds.) Cultural Studies Now and In The Future(Routledge)

'The End of Anti-racism' in (eds.) J.Donald and A. Rattansi Race, Culture and Society (Sage).

Foreword to Beneath The Surface: Racial Harassment Barnor Hesseet al (Avebury Press).

'It's a Family Affair' in Black Popular Culture (ed.) Gina Dent, (Bay Press).

'The End of Anti Racism ' In W. Ball & J. Solomos (eds.) Race and Local Politics (Macmillan)

'One Nation Under A Groove - The cultural politics of 'race' and racism in Britain' in (ed.) David Theo Goldberg Anatomy of Racism (University of Minnesota Press).

'The Peculiarities of The Black English' in (ed.) F. Rogilds Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining - Race Cultural Production and Everyday Life(Akademisk Forlag)

'Two Tone Britain, Black Youth, White Youth and the cultural politics of anti-racist sensibility' in (eds.) Phil Cohen and Harwant Bains, Youth in Multi-racist Britain (Macmillan).

'Leisure Industries and New Technology' in (eds.) P. Ayrton and V. Ware World View 1985 (Pluto/Pantheon).

'C. L. R. James' in (eds.) M. A. R. H. O. Visions of History Pantheon/Manchester University Press.

'Die Jugend laBt sich nicht zum Narren Halten' in (ed) Wilfried Breyvogel Autonomie und Widerstand (Rigodon Verlag).

'The African influence and the political economy of pop' in (ed.) P Ayrton. World View 1984 (Pluto/Pantheon).

'White Sociology Black Struggle' in (ed.) D. Robbins et al Rethinking Social Inequality [British Sociological Association conference papers] (Gower).

'The Myth of Black Criminality' in (eds.) M. Eve and D. Musson The Socialist Register Merlin. This essay has been re-printed in updated form in (ed.) P. Scraton: Law, Order And The Authoritarian State Open University Press, 1987

'The July Riots of 1981' in (ed.) P. Ayrton World View 1983 (Pluto/ Pantheon).



(with Claire Demuth) Racial Harassment in London.


(with Tony Bunyan, Claire Demuth and Louise Christian) A New Police Authority for London.

(with Tony Bunyan, Claire Demuth and Joe Sim) Policing London, The Policing Aspects of Lord Scarman's Report on The Brixton Disorders.



Catalogue text for the exhibition 'Picturing Blackness: The Subject
of Race in British Art' (Tate Gallery)

The Status of Difference: from epidermalisation to nano-politics
Critical Urban Studies Occasional Paper, Centre for Urban and Community
, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

"Unwelcome", Sight and Sound February.

'Spiking The Argument' Sight and Sound November.

Sleeve note for the soundtrack recording of the film Young Soul Rebels.

'Interrogating Identity - a roundtable discussion' in Catalogue for
the Interrogating Identity show, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University.

'Chanting Heads: a conversation' AND Journal of Art Education No 21.

Problems in Anti-racist Strategy (Runneymede Trust Pamphlet)

Catalogue text for "D-Max" exhibition at The Photographer's
Gallery, London.

Sleeve notes for 'Do It Fluid' and 'Jazz Carnival - The Best of
Azymuth' both issued by Ace Records.

(with Reena Bhavnani, Juliet Coke, Stuart Hall, Herman Ouseley and
Keith Vaz) A Different Reality - An Account of Black People's experiences and their grievances before and after the Handsworth Rebellion of September1985 (West Midlands County Council).

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