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Research fellow, University of Bristol

Dan Degerman is Leverhulme Early Career fellow in Philosophy at the University of Bristol. His work explores issues at the intersection of politics, emotions, and psychiatry. Throughout 2020, he has published extensively on the role of emotions in the coronavirus pandemic, including in journals such as Theory & Event, the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, and Global Discourse.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Bristol


  • 2019 
    Lancaster University, PhD in philosophy
  • 2014 
    University of York, MA in Political and Legal Theory

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Mortifying consciousness: Mental disorder, self-stigma and powerlessness (ECF-2020-583)
    Principal investigator
    Funding Source:
    Leverhulme Trust
  • 2015
    The Politics of Misery (108539/Z/15/Z)
    Principal investigator
    Funding Source:
    The Wellcome Trust