Joshua Clover is a Professor of English at UC Davis. Professor Clover specializes in critical theory, Marxism, political theory, political economy, poetry and poetics. His interests include social movements, social reproduction theory, crisis theory and the end of capitalism. He is also a faculty member in the Department of Comparative Literature, and affiliated faculty in French and Italian Department, Film Studies Program and the Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory. He is affiliated with the Mellon Research Initiative in Racial Capitalism.
His most recent book Riot.Strike.Riot: the New Era of Uprisings (Verso in 2016) theorizes riot as historically concrete form of class struggle, and uses the dialectic of riot and strike to develop a revised history of capital accumulation. He has contributed articles to journals from Representations to Critical Inquiry. Forthcoming work focuses on poetry and the transformation of the world-system, and particularly on the dynamic between overdeveloped nations and neocolonialism, oriented by Marx, Fanon, and Mariarosa Dalla Costa.
He has also published three books of poetry, most recently Red Epic; been translated into a dozen languages and appears in many anthologies including the Norton Introduction to Literature.