Professor Moya Lloyd chosen as our new Executive Dean for Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Date

    Fri 13 Jul 18

Moya Lloyd

Leading political theorist Professor Moya Lloyd is moving to the University of Essex to join the executive leadership team as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

The appointment was confirmed by the University’s Council this week and Professor Lloyd will move from Loughborough University in October to succeed Professor Sasha Roseneil in the strategic role.

Professor Lloyd said: “It is a great honour to be appointed Executive Dean for the world-leading Faculty of Social Sciences at Essex. I am really looking forward to working in partnership with colleagues from across its constituent departments, schools, research centres and institutes.

“Essex is an ambitious institution, with a strong commitment to research excellence and, just as importantly, to providing all students with access to an excellent transformative educational experience. It is the core values underpinning these commitments to excellence in research and teaching, in particular, that attracted me to the post.”

Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Forster said: “Moya is an exceptionally talented scholar, educator and academic leader. She is a political theorist who has published very widely on contemporary political thought, recently holding a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship exploring the political problem of the ‘human’.

“Moya is truly committed to research–led teaching and offering a transformational education to students – something we care about a great deal at Essex.”

Professor Lloyd is a political theorist and is currently Head of the Department of Politics, History, and International Relations in the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences at Loughborough. She previously held permanent posts at Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Wolverhampton.

She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and has an international reputation for contemporary political and social theory, and feminist theory. Her PhD was on the place of ideas about property in political theory in Great Britain between 1750 –1850. She has published two monographs Beyond Identity Politics (Sage 2005) and Judith Butler: From Norms to Politics (Polity 2007).

Professor Lloyd has also co-authored two textbooks: the well-known Political Ideologies which is in its fourth edition, and Contemporary Social and Political Theory. She was co-editor of The Politics of Radical Democracy (Edinburgh University Press 2009) and editor of Butler and Ethics (Edinburgh University Press 2015). She has also numerous published articles in top-ranked journals in her fields, served on the editorial boards of several journals and was one of the editors of Redescriptions: Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory.

She has wide experience of successfully applying for research funds from a variety of bodies and held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship from September 2013 to October 2016. She has served twice on the Executive Committee of the UK Political Studies Association, and was its Honorary Secretary from 1998 to 2000. She was one of the co-founders of the Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought (APT), established in December 2007, and has been a PSA-sponsored subject specialist reviewer for HEFCE.