In this episode, I talk to Matteo Tiratelli about bullshit jobs. Tiratelli recently published an article in the journal Catalyst exploring the problems and insights of David Graeber’s well-known theory.
Tiratelli is a lecturer at UCL’s Social Research Institute where he teaches historical and political sociology. His previous research has focussed on the ideological transformation of European socialism, the history of rioting in Britain, and the political economy of crime. He is currently starting a project examining the evolution of the British prison system over the twentieth century. He has an article just out in Political Quarterly which critiques the widely held belief that most people have moderate political opinions with a few extremists at either end. He occasionally tweets @MatteoTiratelli.