Emeritus Professor Steven Fielding is an expert in British politics and modern political history, especially regarding the Labour Party. He has also worked on the representation of politicians and politics in films, TV and in popular culture more generally in Britain and the United States. He is currently writing a book analysing the Labour Party since the 1970s which Polity is due to publish in the wake of the next general election.
He has presented a number of Radio 4 documentaries on politics and political culture, the latest being Back Seat Drivers, about what ex-Prime Ministers do after they leave office, which was broadcast on 3 October 2022.
He has extensive experience dealing with the print media and am regularly quoted in the Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post and Le Monde among others. He has also been interviewed on the BBC News Channel and BBC World, Sky News, France 24 and various Radio 4 politics programmes.
He has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian’s Comment is Free, the Times Red Box and other online outlets and contributes regularly to the Spectator: https://www.spectator.co.uk/writer/steven-fielding/
He co-presents two podcasts. Progressive History puts Labour’s present into historical context: https://progressivebritain.org/podcast/ and the Zeitgeist Tapes discusses the politics of popular culture as expressed in films, TV, plays and novels: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-zeitgeist-tapes