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Tom Parr

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.


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 Approach, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. My work has been published with journals such as the European Journal of Philosophy, Legal Theory, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Political Studies, and Social Theory and Practice. You can find more information about my research and publications at


During the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years, I am on leave as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow in the Department of Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and so I am not currently teaching. However, I am still supervising PhD students.