Ph.D., Otago University

Michael Grimshaw

Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Mike Grimshaw is Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Trained as a theologian and historian, he has also taught Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington and Canterbury University. He toils at the intersections of radical & political theology, continental thought & critical social/cultural theory and his areas of expertise also include New Zealand cultural, intellectual and religious history. Grimshaw is a leading scholar on the life and thought of the radical religious thinker Sir Lloyd Geering,  including Geering Interviews (Polebridge 2018). He is also a leading scholar on the early life and thought of the philosopher Arthur Prior, including Prior’s religious thought.  This has lead into a current focus (via the influence of the late Tom Altizer) on the radical religious thought of the philosopher J.N. Findlay. Grimshaw is a founding series editor of Radical Theologies and Philosopioes (Palgrave Macmillan) and and founding Co-editor of Continental Thought & Theory.