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Tom Parr

Assistant Professor 
Tel: (024) 765 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.


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 work has been published with journals such as the European Journal of Philosophy, Legal Theory, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, and Political Studies. You can find more information about my research at


I am the Course Director of the MA in Political and Legal Theory, and a Module Director of PO201 Political Theory from Hobbes and PO9A4 Normative Analysis. I am very happy to supervise a wide range of UG, MA, and PhD dissertation topics in political philosophy.