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Tom Parr

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Associate Professor 
Tel: +44 (0)24765 23104
Room: D1.09

I joined PAIS in September 2019. Before that, I was a Lecturer in Political Theory in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. I have held visiting positions at the University of Graz, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Princeton University.


My research interests are in contemporary political philosophy, specifically normative questions that fall at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics. I am currently writing a book, Empowering Workers in an Age of Automation: Labour Markets, Technology, and Social Justice (under contract with Oxford University Press) that explores how labour market policymakers should respond to the threats and opportunities associated with technological change.

My first book, Introducing Political Philosophy: A Policy-Driven ApproachLink opens in a new window, was published with Oxford University Press in 2021.

You can find more information about my research and publications at


I am Editor-in-Chief of Law, Ethics and PhilosophyLink opens in a new window.


During the 2024-25 academic year, I am on research leave.

I am interested in supervising doctoral theses in contemporary political philosophy, and in particular those relating to matters of economic justice, artificial intelligence and the future of work, the gender pay gap, and the morality and politics of public shaming.