Dr David Wilkinson

Dr David Wilkinson is the author of Post-Punk, Politics and Pleasure in Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), as well as a Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University. He’s on the editorial board of the journal Punk & Post-Punk and is involved with the Subcultures Network, a global collaboration between researchers/enthusiasts of subcultures, popular music and social change.


David has worked with organisations such as HOME, Manchester District Music Archive, the Punk London festival and the Archiv der Jugendkulteren in Berlin and has written for publications including the i, The Morning Star and OpenDemocracy.


With Manchester Left Writers, he exhibited The Powerhouse Liberation Movement at Castlefield Gallery in 2016, using DIY film and music-making techniques to critique and reimagine contemporary Manchester.