Dr Todd Mei obtained his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. After making a feature-length independent film with co-director Steve Edwards and editor Alan E. Bell, he worked as a claims adjuster for Chubb & Son and as a general manager for Boulders climbing gym. In 2008, he received his PhD under the supervision of Professor Jeremy Carrette at the University of Kent in the philosophy of work.
From 2008 to 2012, Todd was a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kent and, from 2012 to 2015, he was a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Dundee.
Current research interests include: a phenomenological understanding of the meaning of land and how it relates to questions of well being, dwelling and economic justice; understanding the notion of work according to analogies to discourse and metaphor; and the development of a hermeneutical theory of truth in relation to the work of Paul Ricoeur.