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Dr Hager Weslati

Course Director MA Media & Communication


I am course director of the MA in Media and Communication and a core faculty member in the department of Journalism, Publishing and Media since 2010. I have also taught at Lancaster University, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Tunis, and have been visiting senior research fellow in American studies at Indiana University Bloomington, and the New School, New York

I lead teaching on and contribute to the curriculum design of BA and MA modules on media events, mass and new media theory, social media and software studies, and strategic political communication

Areas of specialism

  • Philosophy of Alexandre Kojève
  • Political communication
  • Philosophy of information
  • Social media
  • Lacanian psychoanalysis
  • Translation studies


  • PhD
  • DEA
  • Maitrise (Ecole Normale Superieure)
  • PGCAP (Certificate for Academic Practice)


My primary research interest is in critical theory and contemporary philosophy with a focus on the philosophy of information, psychoanalysis, and political communication.

My current work explores the manuscripts of Alexandre Kojève and their ideological translations in Western and Eastern (philosophical) thought around the notions of authority, legality, and power. Past projects include studies on spatial ordering after the end of history, theology after modern physics, the aesthetics of visual vacancy in film and contemporary art, and the role of women's travel writings in shaping modernist projects of transnational cultural governance

Current PhD supervision includes projects in progress on the semiotics of social media, the metaphysics of Palestinian cinema, the algorithm of authority, and manifestations of the ordinary psychosis in AI and new media technologies   

I welcome PhD proposals related or relevant to my areas of specialism. 

Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision


Number of items: 16.


Weslati, Hager (2018) Unaccented Beat: Positional politics and the enigma of visibility in The Stuart Hall Project. African and Black Diaspora, 11(3), pp. 293-308. ISSN (print) 1752-8631

Weslati, Hager (2017) The Inexistent in the Ontology of Alexandre Kojève. China Media Research, 13(4), pp. 48-56. ISSN (print) 1556-889X

Weslati, Hager (2014) Kojeve's letter to Stalin. Radical Philosophy, 184, pp. 7-18. ISSN (print) 0300-211X

Weslati, Hager (2010) La pensée du desert: the paradox of 'theory' and the narrative of boom and bust in cultural studies. Tropismes, 16, pp. 47-62. ISSN (print) 0761-2591


Pagano, Maurizio , Bubbio, Diego , De Cesaris, Alessandro and Weslati, Hager, eds. (2019) Hegel, logic and speculation. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Publishing. 256p. (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy) ISBN 9781350056367

Weslati, Hager [Translator] (2014) [Translation] Notion of authority by Alexandre Kojeve. London, U.K. : Verso Books. 224p. ISBN 9781781680957

Book Section

Weslati, Hager (2019) The silence of logik : Hegel after Kojeve. In: Pagano, Maurizio , Bubbio, Diego , De Cesaris, Alessandro and Weslati, Hager, (eds.) Hegel, logic & speculation. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781350056367 (In Press)

Pagano, Maurizio and Weslati, Hager (2018) Introduction. La realta : between concrete plasticity and effectual universality. In: Pagano, Maurizio , Bubbio, Diego , De Cesaris, Alessandro and Weslati, Hager, (eds.) Hegel, logic & speculation. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Publishing. (In Press)

Weslati, Hager (2009) Travel in disguise: on travel writing and cultural governance. In: Brisson, Ulrike and Schweizer, Bernard, (eds.) Not so innocent abroad: the politics of travel and travel writing. Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Press. pp. 85-109. ISBN 9781443812979

Weslati, Hager (2008) Deserts in literary and religious fundamentalism. In: Stierstorfer, Klaus and Kern-Stähler, Annette, (eds.) Literary encounters of fundamentalism: a case book. Heidelberg: Germany : Universitätsverlag Winter. pp. 187-212. (Anglistische Forschungen, no. 385) ISBN 9783825354602

Conference or Workshop Item

Weslati, Hager [Speaker] (2018) Silicon Valley's sovereign individuals and the rise of occult politics. In: 15th Annual Historical Materialism Conference 'Taking on the Right'; 08 - 11 November 2018, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Weslati, Hager [Speaker] (2018) The Aesopian challenge. In: Exemplarity, authority, universalizability : how is a geopolitics of philosophy to be conceptualised?; 04 May 2018, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Weslati, Hager (2016) The question of symbolization and the philosophy of the fourth subject after modern physics. In: SEP-FEP 2016; 25 - 27 Aug 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Weslati, Hager (2016) The polyhedron of social inequality, social change and media events. In: New perspectives on researching social inequality; 05 Feb 2016, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Weslati, Hager [Speaker] (2015) Les campus engages de Tunis a Rio : l'insurgence de l'anti-ethnologie du « dehors » dans l'enseignement de Michel Foucault. In: Les epistemologies politiques de la decolonisation; 23 Mar 2015, Paris, France. (Unpublished)

Weslati, Hager (2013) Bloch-Kojève : divine non-existence. In: Ernst Bloch London Symposium; 12 Dec 2013, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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