He is a writer and theorist specializing in musical culture. Regular contributor to The Wire publications, Sight & Sound, Frieze and New Statesman. He is a professor of philosophy at the City Literary Institute in London and a visiting professor at the Center for Cultural Studies Goldsmiths, University of London. Essays on Melancholia, hauntology and Lost Futures: Realism Among his books Capitalism and Ghosts of My Life are counted. Maintains "k-punk" one of the most popular blogs on cultural theory.