Cultural Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Adam Proctor

Adam Proctor

Adam Proctor

Political economy; state theory; class formation and surplus populations; labor history and social movements; critical theory of finance; globalization narratives and imperialism

Adam Proctor is a PhD student in Cultural Studies at George Mason University, where he studies political economy, Neo-Marxian state theory and class formation, labor history in the 20th century, and the critical theory of finance. He is particularly interested in the formation of the postwar power bloc in the United States and how this configuration has produced a variety of surplus, de-classed populations through its unraveling and contradictory development in the latter half of the 20th century. In addition, Adam has a parallel, but fairly distinct interest in the political economy of finance in United States, particularly the relationship between finance and neoliberalism. 


Adam earned his B.A. in History at Virginia Tech, and more recently received his Master of Arts in Political Science at York University (Toronto).