David Lloyd is a professor of literature. He holds a B.A. , 1977 , an M.A. , 1981 and the PhD, 1982, in Literature and Colonialism, all from Cambridge University. Lloyd has been Professor of English at the University of Southern California since 2003, after previous appointments at Scripps College, Claremont, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Lloyd’s scholarship primarily addresses Irish literature and culture, colonialism and nationalism.
Lloyd came to public attention as a leader of a movement calling for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel.