Couze Venn is Emeritus Professor in the Media and Communications Department, Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg (VIAD). He was a founder member of the Ideology & Consciousness Collective in 1976. He is a co-author of Changing the Subject: Psychology, Social Regulation and Subjectivity (Methuen, 1984 and Routledge, 1998), author of Occidentalism. Modernity and Subjectivity (Sage, 2000), The Postcolonial Challenge: Towards Alternative Worlds (Sage, 2006), co-author of Inequality, Poverty, Education (Palgrave, 2014).
He is the Managing Editor and Reviews Editor of Theory, Culture & Society, Reviews Editor of Body & Society. His many papers have appeared in Ideology & Consciousness, Theory, Culture & Society, Body & Society, Subjectivity, New Formations, Critical Arts, Parallax, Social Identities, Political Geography, PsychCritique. He has edited or co-edited special issues and sections on Michel Foucault (with Tiziana Terranova), Affect (with Lisa Blackman), Problematizing Global Knowledge (with Mike Featherstone et al), Cosmopolis (with Mike Featherstoone et al), and Rethinking Race. His research interests include decolonial theory, cultural theory, contemporary philosophy, science and technology studies, the critique of capitalism.