Dr Andrew Reid

Dr Andrew Reid

Department of Political Science and International Studies
Teaching Fellow

Contact details

Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Andrew Reid is a political theorist whose main research interests lie in normative political theory, especially political liberalism. He will be teaching on courses in contemporary political philosophy. 


Teaching Fellow in POLSIS:

  • PhD in Political Theory, University of Leicester, 2017.
  • MA in Social and Political Theory, University of Birmingham, 2012.
  • BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Warwick, 2011.


Andrew re-joined POLSIS in September 2017 as a Teaching Fellow having previously been an MA student in the department. He recently completed his PhD at the University of Leicester, and was an associate tutor on various courses there. His thesis considered whether restrictions on political rights are ever consistent with, or even required by, a system of public justification.


Module Leader:

  • Multiculturalism and Religious Conflict (MA)
  • Democracy, Power and Citizenship (MA)

 Seminar Tutor:

  • Social Justice and Politics (Undergraduate)


Research interests

Andrew’s research interests are in contemporary political philosophy, especially:

  • Theories of public reason and public justification
  •  Ideal and nonideal theory
  • Democratic theory and debates about democratic legitimacy
  • Political liberalism
  • Hate speech

His doctoral work addressed the case of populist right-wing parties in some detail.

Current projects

Andrew recently convened a workshop titled ‘Facts and Knowledge in Democratic Politics’ at the University of Manchester, and intends to develop research in this subject area in the coming year.