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.