David Moscrop is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he studies democratic theory, cognitive science, and social psychology. In 2012, Moscrop became a Canada Vanier Graduate Scholar, which meant that he could dedicate more time to travel, research, and writing. (In summer 2012, he drove 16,000 km from London, England to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as part of a charity rally called the Mongol Rally.)
Moscrop completed his undergraduate joint honours degree (political science, philosophy) at the University of Ottawa in 2007, and his master’s at the same school in 2008. Between 2009-2010, he taught English in Suwon, South Korea.
His writing has appeared in several publications, including The National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, The Montreal Gazette, The Vancouver Sun, and This Magazine. Clippings can be seen at davidmoscrop.com. Moscrop is also a founder of the website thoughtoutloud.org.