I am a Lecturer in Political Theory in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. I am spending the 2018-19 academic year as a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. In September 2019, I will move to the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick as an Assistant Professor in Political Theory.
My current research concerns social justice and the future of work, specifically how labour market policymakers should respond to the threats and opportunities associated with technical change. However, I retain an interest in a wide range of topics in legal, moral, and political philosophy. My work has been published with journals such as Legal Theory and Political Studies, and it addresses questions about disadvantage, fairness, and discrimination.
Most importantly, here is a list of notable Parrs: (1) Old Tom Parr, who allegedly lived to 152 years old; (2) Catherine Parr, the sixth of Henry VIII’s wives and the only one to outlive him; (3) Harry Parr, of Bompas and Parr, famed for their splosh parties; (4) Lily Parr, the only woman to be made an inaugural inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame, (5) Tom Parr, of Factory Detroit, and who (if his Facebook statuses and comments are anything to go by) is a really cool dude, and (6) the Parr family, whose trials and tribulations are documented in The Incredibles, and its sequel, Incredibles 2.