About James Mumford

James Mumford is a British author and journalist. He currently lives in London, but has spent many years in America – most recently, Charlottesville, Virginia.

His book, Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury in March 2020 in the U.K., May 2020 in the U.S. 

Mumford writes on a range of subjects – ethical, political, literary – for a variety of publications both sides of the Atlantic. They include: The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, The Atlantic, The Daily Telegraph, UnHerd, Demos Quarterly, Standpoint, The American Conservative and The Hedgehog Review.

From 2013 to 2017 Mumford worked and taught at the University of Virginia (UVa), where he remains a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He was an undergraduate at Oxford University, a Henry Fellow at Yale University and received his DPhil (PhD) back at Oxford in 2011.