I teach moral and political philosophy at the University of Minho, where I also do research at the Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society. Currently, I'm the director of the MA in Political Philosophy at the University of Minho. I'm also an associate researcher at CEVIPOF (Sciences Po-Paris).

I've held visiting posts at the Centre for Research in Ethics at the University of Montreal in 2007, Harvard Medical School (Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health) in 2011, at the Hoover Chair of the Catholic University of Louvain in 2013, and at the Institut d'Études Politiques-Sciences Po Grenoble in 2016.

My research interests include liberal neutrality and value pluralism, theories of distributive justice, and the relationship between art and morality.

Currently I’m preparing a volume on predistribution and social justice. Recently I published (with António Baptista) a special issue on property-owning democracy. I co- edited a book (with Daniel Weinstock) on Political Neutrality: a Re-evaluation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014; reviews by P.Vandamme for Ethical Perspectives and by Laurent de Briey for Philosophiques).

Before that, I published two volumes (one of them with Vincent Bourdeau) on neo-republicanism and one special issue on left-libertarianism. I've also published a book (with João Cardoso Rosas) on the ethical evaluation of controversial technologies in citizens’ conferences. My interest on aesthetic moralism led me to edit a special issue on art and morality.

Email: nrbmerrill@gmail.com

Detailed CV available here.