Daniel Clark

Department of Politics and International Relations

PhD Research Student


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Daniel Clark
Department of Politics and International Relations
Modular Teaching Village
Northumberland Road
S10 1AJ

I joined the department in 2022, having studied in York for my undergraduate and Masters degree. I have worked both in the public and private health and social care sector, and also observe hearings with, and blog for, for the Open Justice Court of Protection Project. Previously, I was Deputy Director of Backbench, a non-partisan website that published opinion pieces and analysis by people primarily aged 18-30. I am happy to be contacted via email.

  • BA (Hons) Politics - University of York
  • MA Political Theory - University of York
Research interests

Working title 

They were the future once: oppression in the lives of older people


Dr Luke Ulas (Politics); Dr Lorna Warren (Sociological Studies)

In her work on 'the five faces of oppression', Iris Marion Young identifies older people as an oppressed social group. My research takes this claim seriously. However, I argue that Young understated the extent of oppression in the lives of older people.

My research is interdisciplinary in nature, and I also work with empirical and archival data. Research interests - critical theory; Hannah Arendt; health and social care; critical gerontology; methodology in political theory; theology and political theory.


AHRC funded through the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities