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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
July 23, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Greg Bird

Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.4120

Office Location: DAWB 5-136
Office Hours: Sprummer 2014: By appointment only (please contact via email)
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Academic Background

BA (Toronto)
MA (McMaster)
PhD (York)


Greg's research examines critical iterations of community in classical and contemporary social theory.  He is currently writing a book on the debate concerning the problem of community in continental social and political philosophy.  He is also writing a series of articles that examine the communist question, classical sociological theories of community and the anti-communal implications of guest worker programs.

Additional Information

Greg is the co-editor of a special issue of Angelaki 18.3 examining the crisis of the proper with a focus on Italian political theorist Roberto Esposito’s writings on community, immunity, and biopolitics. The collection examines Esposito’s work from a variety of perspectives including biopolitics, feminism, political theory, the history of philosophy (Spinoza, Hegel, Heidegger, and Jean-Luc Nancy), property, community, and gift economies. It also includes previously untranslated essays by Roberto Esposito (‘Community, Immunity, Biopolitics’) and Jean-Luc Nancy (‘Fraternity’).


Bird, G. 2013. Roberto Esposito’s Deontological Communal Contract. Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 18(3): 33-48.

Bird, G. and J. Short. 2013. Community, Immunity, and the Proper: An Introduction to the Political Theory of Roberto Esposito. Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 18(3): 1-11.

Bird, G. 2009. What Is Phenomenological Sociology Again? Human Studies: A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences, 32(4): 419-439.

Bird, G. 2008. Community Beyond Hypostasis: Nancy Responds to Blanchot. Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 13(1): 3-26.

Courses Taught (Fall 2013)

Introduction to Sociology; Sociology of Work; Sociology of Community 

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