Colleges, School and Institutes
I joined the department as a lecturer in 2014, and was a teaching fellow here in 2013/14. Before that I worked as a consultant in industry.
My research broadly addresses the theme of difficult choices in oppressive contexts, from a feminist and critical race perspective. I am interested in structural barriers that constrain particular groups, as well as the parameters of agency, such as resistance to oppression, within such contexts. As a philosopher who works in global ethics, I am drawn to applied ethics issues that extend beyond the nation state, that require a cross-disciplinary approach, and that particularly affect marginalised groups. More specifically, my research interests are threefold:
- Deradicalisation and relational autonomy. I work on the representation of women who are involved in violent groups and develop ways in which to better understand their agency using feminist conceptions of autonomy.
- Global bioethics. I work on the ethics of global surrogacy contracts, of the commodification of bodies, of genetic selection for non-disease traits such as skin colour, and of health provision.
- Global gender and race justice. I am beginning to think more about global issues where gender and race intersect, including mental health, reparations, and identity.
Willingness to take PhD students
I am happy to supervise on most areas of global ethics. I am especially interested in gender justice, bioethics, race justice, relational autonomy, and conflict.