Dr Liam Shields

Lecturer in Political Theory

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I was born and raised in mid-Cheshire. I have a B.A. in Politics and Philosophy from Keele University (2004-2007) and an M.A in Political Philosophy (the idea of toleration) from the University of York, where I was awarded a C & J. B. Morrell scholarship (2007-2008). I studied for my PhD ("The Prospects for Sufficientarianism") in the Philosophy department at the University of Warwick (2008-2011). Shortly after submitting my PhD, I took up the position of Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, where I worked on a project on Social Justice and Children. In January 2012, I was appointed Lecturer in Political Theory in Politics at the University of Manchester. For the academic year 2013/14 I held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University, where I worked on a Spencer Foundation funded project on "Equality of Opportunity and Education". Since January 2015 I have been PhD Admissions and Recruitment Tutor for Politics. In 2016 my first book Just Enough: sufficiency as a demand of justice was published by Edinburgh University Press. In May 2018 I was promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer in Political Theory. 

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