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Tom Parr


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

Director of External Affairs 2022-23

  • International Partnerships
  • Undergraduate Year Abroad & Work Placements
  • Double Masters Degrees
  • Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

PAIS & Modern Languages Course Director 2022-23

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 on The Future of Work: 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 2022-23 academic year, I will be the Course Director for PO3A6 The Future of Work and a Course Co-Director for PO9A4 Normative Analysis (Term 1).

My Advice and Feedback Hours are on Mondays, 14.00-16.00, and they take place online. During these hours, students should please feel free to call me via MS Teams to discuss material relating to any of the courses that I teach.

I am interested in supervising doctoral theses in contemporary political philosophy, and in particular those relating to matters of economic justice.