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Peter Ives

Peter  Ives Title: Professor
Phone: 204.786.9949
Office: 6L10
Building: Lockhart Hall
Email: p.ives@uwinnipeg.ca


Peter Ives was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. He received his B.A. (1991) in Political Science from Reed College in Portland, Oregon writing an undergraduate thesis on the Icelandic Women's Alliance. He completed his M.A. (1993) and Ph.D. (1998) at York University, Toronto, in the Graduate Programme of Social & Political Thought. He has taught at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, and the University of Manitoba.

Professor Ives' research interests include the role of language in political and democratic theory, cultural studies, Marxisms, critical theory and feminism. His current project funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant investigates the intersections between language politics and global capitalism specifically the politics of global English.  

Here are some of his publications (Full C.V. and WinnSpace Repository):

Research Interests:
Political Theory/Political Philosophy/History of Political Thought/Feminism



Thomas Ricento, Yael Peled and Peter Ives, eds., Language Policy and Political Theory: Building Bridges, Assessing Breaches. New York: Springer, 2015. 212 pages.

Peter Ives and Rocco Lacorte, eds., Gramsci, Language and Translation.  Lanham, MD.: Lexington, 2010.  326pp.

Peter Ives, Gramsci’s Politics of Language: Engaging the Bakhtin Circle and the Frankfurt School.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004. Winner of the Raymond Klibansky Book Prize awarded by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences for the Best English-language book in the Humanities funded by the Aid to Scholarly Publication Programme, 2004-5. Paperback edition, 2006.

Peter Ives, Language and Hegemony in Gramsci. London: Pluto Press/ Winnipeg: Fernwood, 2004. Translated into Turkish as: Gramsci’de Dil ve Hegemonya, Ekrem Ekici, trans. İstanbul: Kalkedon Yayinlari, 2011. Currently being translated into Mandarin by Social Sciences Academic Press.

Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters:

Peter Ives, “Global English and Marx’s General Intellect,” Key Words 14, 2016, pp.82-97.

Peter Ives, “Global English and Inequality: The Contested Ground of Linguistic Power,” in Ruanni Tupas, ed., Unequal Englishes: The Politics of Englishes Today. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp.74-91.

Peter Ives, “Global English and the Limits of Liberalism: Confronting Global Capitalism and Challenges to the Nation-State,” in Thomas Ricento, ed., Language Policy and Political Economy: English in a Global Context. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp.48-71.

Peter Ives, “Language Policies, Globalization and Global English: Bringing the State Back In,” in Linda Cardinal and Selma Sonntag, eds., State Traditions and Language Regimes. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015, pp.97-116.

Peter Ives, “Language, State and Global Capitalism: ‘Global English’ and Historical Materialism,” in Tina Mai Chen and David Churchill, eds., The Material of World History. New York: Routledge, 2015, pp.35-50.

Peter Ives, “De-Politicizing Language: Obstacles to Political Theory’s Engagement with Language Policy,” Language Policy 13, 4 (November 2014), Thematic Issue edited by Thomas Ricento, Yael Peled and Peter Ives, pp.335-350.
Reprinted in Thomas Ricento, Yael Peled and Peter Ives, eds., Language Policy and  Political Theory: Building Bridges, Assessing Breaches. New York: Springer, 2015. Pages 41-56.
Reprinted in Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Robert Phillipson, eds., Language Rights. London: Routledge, 2016. Pages 132-48.

Peter Ives and Nicola Short, “Gramsci and the International: A Textual Analysis” Review of International Studies, 39, 3 (July 2013), pp.621-42.