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Dr Craig Reeves

  • Overview



    Craig studied law at the University of Southampton and went on to complete his Masters in philosophy at the University of Essex. Craig's PhD, awarded by Kings College London, explored the idea of freedom in critical theory and law. Craig has taught at various institutions, including as Lecturer in Law at Brunel University, where was Course Convenor for criminal law and jurisprudence. Craig joined Birkbeck in 2014 as Lecturer in Law.

  • Research


    Research overview

    Craig is interested in issues in legal and moral philosophy, and German critical theory. Craig has written about Hannah Arendt, criminal justice and judgment, on Theodor Adorno and freedom, and the metaphysical presuppositions of critical theory. Craig is currently working on the theory of responsibility, the implications of psychoanalysis for the philosophy of punishment, and on Adorno’s critique of moral philosophy. Craig is also finishing a book on the nature of critical theory.

  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Current doctoral researchers



    Teaching modules

    • Philosophy of Punishment (LADD032S7)
    • Housing, Justice and the Law (level 5) (LALW011H5)
    • Housing, Justice and the Law (level 6) (LALW012H6)
    • Legal Argument and Language in Law (Level 6) (LALW026H6)
    • Criminal Law (LALW056S4)
  • Publications



    Book Section