David Livingstone Smith

Professor of Philosophy at the University of New England


David Livingstone Smith is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of New England. He is author of ten books, including Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others (St. Martin’s, 2011), which won the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf award for nonfiction, On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It (Oxford, 2020), and Making Monsters: The Uncanny Power of Dehumanization (Harvard, 2021), which won the 2023 Joseph B. Gittler Award for outstanding scholarly contribution in the field of the philosophy of social sciences. and was a finalist for the 2023 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize in transdisciplinary philosophy. David’s work focuses on dehumanization. He has given numerous presentations and public lectures on this subject in the US and abroad. He is a transdisciplinary scholar, whose work is cited not only by philosophers, but also historians, legal scholars, psychologists, anthropologists, and others.