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Lecturer in Social and Political Thought, The Open University

Dan Taylor joined The Open University in July 2020 as a Lecturer in Social and Political Thought. Prior to that, he lectured at Goldsmiths, University of London, Lawrence University, and the University of Roehampton.

He is the author of Spinoza and the Politics of Freedom, published with Edinburgh University Press in 2021. His previous book, Island Story: Journeys Through Unfamiliar Britain, was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2017.

His research focuses on political theory and the history of political thought. His PhD was in the philosophy of Spinoza; his current work now explores how we might apply debates in the history of political philosophy to contemporary and future social challenges.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Lecturer, The Open University
  • 2019–2020
    Adjunct Professor, Lawrence University
  • 2016–2020
    Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2013–2015
    Associate Lecturer, University of Roehampton

Education

  • 2017 
    University of Roehampton, PhD in Philosophy
  • 2011 
    Goldsmiths, University of London, MA in Cultural Studies
  • 2008 
    Goldsmiths, University of London, BA (Hons) in History and History of Ideas

Publications

  • 2021
    Spinoza and the Politics of Freedom, Edinburgh University Press
  • 2016
    Island Story: Journeys Through Unfamiliar Britain, Repeater
  • 2013
    Negative Capitalism: Cynicism in the Neoliberal Era, Zero