Will Buckingham

Writer & Philosopher

Mid Level
Sofia, Bulgaria
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    Writer & Philosopher
    Graphic Designer / Partner at Pentagram

About me

I write nonfiction, fiction and children's books. Much of what I write explores culture, travel and philosophy. I have a PhD in philosophy. I am co-director of Wind&Bones Community Interest Company, which works at the intersection of creativity, writing and social justice. I have held a number of academic posts since 2003, including: Visiting Professor of Humanities at the Parami Institute, Yangon, Myanmar; Reader (Associate Professor) in Writing and Creativity at De Montfort University; and Visiting Associate Professor in the College of Literature and Journalism, Sichuan University. I'm now freelance and based — for the time being — in Sofia, Bulgaria, where I run projects with Wind&Bones.

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  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Non-fiction
  • Travel Writing
  • Creativity
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology
  • Education
  • Editorial Direction
  • Editing
  • Research

Companies I’ve worked with

  • De Montfort University

    De Montfort University

    • Education & Research
  • Wind&Bones


    • Education & Research
  • S

    Staffordshire University

    • P

      Parami Institute

      Work history




      Jan 2018
      • Leicester, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I am co-director of Wind&Bones Community Interest Company, a social enterprise that works globally on projects relating to writing, creativity and social justice. We have to date worked in Bulgaria, Greece, the UK, Taiwan, Myanmar and Indonesia.


      Visiting Professor

      Parami Institute

      Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
      • Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
      • Full Time
      • I was visiting professor of humanities and global cultures at the Parami Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Yangon, Myanmar.


      Reader in Writing and Creativity

      De Montfort University

      Sep 2008 - Dec 2016
      • Leicester, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I worked for eight years at De Montfort University, teaching creative writing to undergraduates, and postgraduates. I left in 2016 to pursue a freelance writing career.


      Lecturer in Philosophy

      Staffordshire University

      Sep 2003 - Jun 2008
      • Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I taught undergraduate courses in philosophy at Staffordshire University: everything from Plato, to Heidegger, to contemporary applied ethics.



      Sep 2002 - Jan 2008
      • Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
      • I wrote my PhD thesis on the ethics and storytelling, taking a phenomenological perspective inspired by the work of Emmanuel Levinas.


      Sep 1995 - Sep 1997
      • Durham, United Kingdom
      • My MA was in social and cultural anthropology at the university of Durham. I wrote on traditions and cultures of plastic art in East Indonesia, and on Buddhist-inspired movements of social change amongst Dalit communities in India.



      Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award

      De Montfort University

      • I was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2013, with a record number of nominations, and was nominated again for the same award the following year.