Professor of American Studies Peter Knight is celebrating not one, but two published volumes in December 2022.
Both books have come about as part of large collaborative projects funded by the AHRC.
Conspiracy Theories in the Time of Covid-19 , published by Routledge, was co-authored by Prof Knight and Clare Birchall, reader in contemporary culture at King’s College London.
The book analyses ’the emergence and development of conspiracy theories’ that bubbled up in the pandemic, with particular focus on those theories that were rife in the UK and US in particular.
The second publication Prof Knight has co-authored is Chicago-published Invested: How Three Centuries of Stock Market Advice Reshaped Our Money, Markets and Minds , which is an examination of how investment advice as a genre grew in the UK and US and how it manifested across various media.