about James Heartfield


James Heartfield is a writer and lecturer.

He was born in Leeds in 1961, but has lived in London since 1980.

James lives in Archway, with his partner and two daughters.

He has written many books on the history of the British Empire, and some others on social policy and urban regeneration

James has been teaching and lecturing in London for the last twenty years, at a number of universities, colleges and professional associations.

On a panel at the Institute of Directors, at the Guildhall, 29 October 2008

He studied for a doctorate at the University of Westminster, awarded in 2009, which was on European integration and the democratic deficit (published in 2013 as The European Union and the End of Politics).

Before that he studied for his first degree at the Middlesex Polytechnic 1981-84 and worked in local government, before getting work as a journalist and copywriter.

James has been an active campaigner against militarism, and also against discrimination.

He has also campaigned on housing and regeneration policies.

James has extensive media experience, as a magazine journalist, and having worked as a TV producer; he has written for many newspapers and magazines, and contributed to radio and television.