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Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Denver

Thomas Nail is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Denver. His current work focuses on the influence of mobility in the 21st century and the philosophy of movement broadly. His research has had significant international influence and has been translated into eleven languages, read in more than 200 countries, and cited across more than 20 academic disciplines. He is the author of Returning to Revolution: Deleuze, Guattari and Zapatismo (Edinburgh University Press, 2012), The Figure of the Migrant (Stanford University Press, 2015), Theory of the Border (Oxford University Press, 2016), Lucretius I: An Ontology of Motion (Edinburgh University Press, 2018), Being and Motion (Oxford University Press, 2018), Theory of the Image (Oxford University Press, 2019), Lucretius II: An Ethics of Motion (Edinburgh University Press, 2020) and Marx in Motion: A New Materialist Marxism (Oxford University Press, 2020). His publications can be downloaded at


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Denver


  • 2011 
    University of Oregon, PhD