Mr Daniel Clark

Department of Politics and International Relations

PhD Research Student

Graduate Teaching Assistant

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Mr 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 in both the public and private health and social care sector across a number of years. I am also a member of the core team of the Open Justice Court of Protection Project, which is independent and run on a voluntary basis without funding. The Project seeks to promote transparency in the Court of Protection, which is an English court that has the power to determine whether a person has the mental capacity to make certain decisions. It can also make decisions in the best interests of people who lack that mental capacity. The Project supports people to observe hearings, reports on hearings that have been observed, and shares published judgements. 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

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

In her work on justice and difference, the political theorist Iris Marion Young describes older people as an oppressed social group. My PhD research takes this claim seriously. Beginning with Young's account of 'the five faces of oppression', my PhD moves from considering the representations of older people, to an analysis of anti-ageing products, to unpaid care, and finally the institution of the care home.

My research is interdisciplinary in nature, engaging with sociological research (particularly the field of critical gerontology) and legal theory. I also travel through the discipline of political theory itself, placing Young into conversation with Hannah Arendt, some members of the Frankfurt School, and the Open Marxist school.                 

Research group

Political Theory


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

Teaching activities

POL234 - Political Theory in Practice