Dr O'Connor researches European Philosophy, with special reference to Phenomenology, 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy, and early to Mid 20th Century French Philosophy. He has published two books one entitled Atheism Reclaimed on atheism and existentialism, the other on phenomenology, ethics and the work of Jacques Derrida. entitled Derrida: Profanations He has published various articles on Jacques Derrida, Alain Badiou, Giorgio Agamben, and the Philosophy of Education. He teaches Philosophy at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At undergraduate level he teaches: Heidegger, French Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Practical Ethics, Philosophy of Everyday Life. He is the Programme Leader for the MA in Philosophy and is responsible for the delivery of the module and course. At MA level he teaches: Aristotle, Nietzsche, Derrida and Rancière.