David Owen is Professor of Social and Political Philosophy within the School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Southampton, where he has worked since 1995.

His books include What do we owe to refugees? (Polity, 2020), Prospects for Citizenship, co-authored with Gerry Stoker et al. (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011), Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morality (Acumen, 2007) and two co-edited volumes, Multiculturalism and Political Theory (Cambridge University Press 2007) and Recognition and Power (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

He is co-editor of the Critical Powers book series for Manchester University Press and of Citizenship Transitions for Palgrave Macmillan. He also serves on the editorial/advisory boards of European Journal of Political Theory, Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Max Weber Studies, Political Studies and Political Studies Review. From 2013-17 he was Reviews Editor for Political Theory.

Owen holds a BSc (1985) and PhD (1989) from the University of Durham and has been Visiting Professor of Politics (2000 and 2008) and of Philosophy (2010) at the Goethe University, Frankfurt. In the first semester of 2020-21 he will be SSS Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.