Born 1956 in London, United Kingdom. Lives and works in London and USA
Paul Gilroy was born within the sound of Bow bells in 1956. He has worked as a musician, a journalist, and a DJ but is best known for his studies of British racism and political culture. He was made Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 1995. Since 1998, he has been sojourning in the United States where he teaches at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and heads their Department of African American Studies. He is the author of several books, including After Empire (Routledge, 2004), a forthcoming study of Britain's post-colonial melancholia. He is especially happy that his work has been translated into ten languages.
Contribution: Participates with the essay “From Assimilation to Conviviality or, There Are No Second and Third Generation Immigrants” in Station 4: The Book.