David McLellan is professor of Political Theory at the University of Kent. He was educated at Merchant Taylors’ School and St. John’s College, Oxford.
Since the 1970s he has been one of the leading biographers, translators and commentators on Marx in the English-speaking world. He is the author of several books on Marx and Marxism, and has spent much of his intellectual career engaging with the meaning and legacy of Marxism; his reflections have generated exploration into and debate on the significance of Marx and the possibilities of radical political change today. He has also published a biography of Simone Weil, books on the political implications of Christianity, and a lengthy article on contract law and marriage. He lectures widely around the world on these topics, frequently in China, and in 2018 addressed a conference in Nairobi on religion and world peace.
McLellan has been visiting Professor at the State University of New York, Guest Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla, and has lectured widely in North America and on the continent of Europe. He is currently visiting Professor of Political Theory at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.