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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 mental health. These topics are brought together in his book, Political Agency and the Medicalisation of Negative Emotions, which was recently published Edinburgh University Press. Currently, Dan is researching experiences of silence in mood disorders and their implications for ethics and policy.


  • 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