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BA, MA, PhD University of Sheffield

Joshua Forstenzer is a Faculty Fellow in the Social Sciences, Lecturer in Philosophy, and Co-Director of the Centre for Engaged Philosophy. Before that he was the Vice-Chancellor's Fellow for the Public Benefit of Higher Education also at Sheffield, as well as a Democracy Visiting Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Politics and Philosophy (Hons.), his Master's in Political Theory (Distinction), and his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.

His main research interests are in the philosophy of education, political and social philosophy, and American Pragmatism. His current project focuses on the democratic role of higher education. His work benefits from support from the British Academy, the Thailand Research Fund, and Yale's Center for Faith and Culture.

His teaching is driven by an engaged pedagogic outlook and has been recognised with an Early Career Senate Teaching Award and an Outstanding Teaching Award.