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Areas of Specialism


Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race


Areas of Competence


Metaphysics, Ethics, Epistemology


Academic Positions


  • 2016- Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham
  • 2015-2016 Junior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge




2016-present Post-Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, University of Nottingham


2012-2016 PhD in Philosophy, University of Sheffield

(Passed without corrections)

Thesis title: Ontic Injustice

Supervisors: Professor Jennifer Saul, Professor Miranda Fricker

External Examiner: Professor Rae Langton


2011-2012 MPhil in Philosophy at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (Distinction)

Thesis title: ‘Radical Feminism and Critical Theory’

Supervisor: Professor Raymond Geuss

Essay topics: feminism, liberalism, and gender socialization; prostitution and voluntariness; abortion and killing.


2008-2011 B.A. in Philosophy at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (First Class Honours)

Areas studied: metaphysics and philosophy of mind, ethics, logic, political philosophy, aesthetics. Final year dissertation in metaphysics on eliminative theories of the self.




Journal Articles


2014 ‘“That’s Not Philosophy”: Feminism, Academia, and the Double Bind’. Journal of Gender Studies, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp. 262-274.

2016 ‘Amelioration and Inclusion: Gender Identity and the Concept of Woman’, Ethics.

2017  ‘Rape Myths and Domestic Abuse Myths as Hermeneutical Injustices’.  Journal of Applied Philosophy, Special Issue: ‘Applied Epistemology’, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp. 191-206.


Book Chapters


2017 (with Miranda Fricker) ‘Epistemic Injustice and Ignorance’, in The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy, eds. Ann Garry, Serene Khader, and Alison Stone.

2017 ‘What Women Are For: Pornography and Social Ontology’, in Feminist Philosophy and Pornography: New Directions, ed. Mari Mikkola. Oxford University Press.

Forth. 2018 ‘Who’s Afraid of Andrea Dworkin? Feminism and the Analytic Philosophy of Sex’, in The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism’, ed. Pieranna Garavaso.


Work In Progress


Monograph The Ontology of Oppression. Manuscript in progress, expected completion date: March 2019.

Paper (With Aness Webster) ‘Disability, Impairment, and Marginalised Functioning’. In progress.

Paper [Response to Quayshawn Spencer – title TBC]. To be delivered as an invited symposium presentation at the 2019 Joint Sessions, with publication in the Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume.


Selected Presentations




2017 ‘Gender Identity: A Methodological Case Study’, Feminist Philosophy and Methodological Commitments, Humboldt University of Berlin.


2017 ‘Gender Identity: A Guide for the Perplexed’, GRSeminar, University of Barcelona.


2016-17 ‘Who’s Afraid of Andrea Dworkin? Feminism and the Analytic Philosophy of Sex’, Research Seminars at the University of Birmingham, the University of Brighton, the University of Bristol, the University of Essex, the University of Liverpool, and the University of Sussex.


2016-17 ‘Ontic Injustice’, Moral Sciences Club, University of Cambridge; Royal Institute of Philosophy Seminar, University of Nottingham; Non-Ideal Social Ontology I, University of Stockholm; Defective Concepts, University of Leeds.


2016 ‘What Are Women For? Pornography and Social Ontology’, Workshop on the Objectification of Women, University of Edinburgh.


2015 ‘The Institutional Reality of Gender’, Workshop on Feminist Ontology, MIT; Philosophy Club, University of St Andrews.


2015 (with Jennifer Saul) ‘The Pragmatics of Inclusivity: Visual and Linguistic Cues to Group Membership’, Race and Aesthetics, hosted by the British Society of Aesthetics, Leeds; Frege Lectures 2015, University of Tartu; Implicit Bias, University of Leeds.


2015 ‘Philosophy, Difference, and Doing Philosophy Differently’, Durham Philosophy Inclusion and Diversity Group Spring Workshop: Responsibility and Resistance, University of Durham


2014 ‘Race, Gender and Institutional Reality’, PERSP Metaphysics Seminar, University of Barcelona.


2013 ‘Agents of Ameliorative Inquiry: Who are ‘we’? Who do we want ‘us’ to be?’, Workshop on Haslanger on Ameliorative Projects, University of St Andrews.




2017 ‘The Ontology of Oppression: Bridging the Gap Between Feminist and “Mainstream” Social Ontology’ Feminist Utopias: Transforming the Present of Philosophy, University of Iceland.

2014 ‘Unjust Myths: Domestic Abuse and Hermeneutical Injustice’, Understanding Epistemic Injustice, University of Bristol.

2013 ‘“What Are Women For?”: Pornography and Social Ontology’, Feminist Philosophy and Pornography, Humboldt University of Berlin.


Awards and Grants


2018 Social Metaphysics: Race, Gender, and Disability, University of Nottingham.

Mind Association Conference Grant (£2000)

Society for Applied Philosophy Conference Grant (£2500)


2018 Contemporary Questions, series of three panel events at the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery.

Royal Institute of Philosophy (£2719)

University of Nottingham Impact Fund (£1000)


2014 Understanding Value III: University of Sheffield Graduate Conference in Philosophy.

British Society of Aesthetics Conference Grant (£1000)

Society for Applied Philosophy Conference Grant (£750)

Mind Association Conference Grant (£700)

Analysis Trust Conference Bursaries (£312)

Aristotelian Society Conference Grant (£300)


2012-2016 AHRC PhD Studentship, University of Sheffield.


2012 Matthew Buncombe Prize for Best Performance in the Philosophy MPhil, University of Cambridge.


2011-2012 AHRC Research Preparation Studentship, University of Cambridge.


2011 Craig Taylor Prize for Best Performance in the final year of the Philosophy B.A., University of Cambridge.



2016-present Module Leader, University of Nottingham

Issues in Feminist Philosophy (1st year)

Philosophy of Sex (3rd year)


2017 M.A. Dissertation supervisor, University of Nottingham

Title: Sexual Orientation: Sex, Gender, and Sexual “Druthers”

Mark: 82


2016 Lecturer, University of Cambridge

Equality of Opportunity (1st year)


2014-2015 Module Convenor, University of Sheffield

Philosophy of Sex (3rd year and M.A.)


2012-2015 Tutorial Tutor, University of Sheffield

Feminism: Politics and Rationality (2nd and 3rdYear)

Knowledge, Justification and Doubt (1st Year)

Mind, Brain and Personal Identity (1st Year)

Matters of Life and Death (1st Year)


Administrative Roles


2017-present Member of the School Athena Swan Bronze Award Application Committee.


2016-present Member of the Department Equality and Diversity Committee.


2016-2017 Co-ordinator, Royal Institute of Philosophy Seminar, University of Nottingham


2014-present Society for Women in Philosophy UK Executive Committee Member.

Co-organiser, 2017 SWIP Conference ‘The Profession We Want: Practical Ways to Improve Philosophy’.

Organiser, 2015 Joint Session Panel.

Member of the Funding Committee.


2016 Co-organiser of workshop, ‘Just Philosophy: Race, Gender and Class in Philosophical Practice’, University of Nottingham.


2016 Co-organiser of conference, ‘Philosophy of Race and Racism’, University of Oxford.


2014- 2015 Chair of the Philosophy Department Equality and Diversity Committee, University of Sheffield.


2014 Co-chair of the Organizing Committee for the graduate conference ‘Understanding Value III’, University of Sheffield.


Impact and Pubic Engagement


Forthcoming ‘Blade Runner’s Ephemeral Women’, article in The Cambridge Humanities Review.


2018 Interviewed Guest, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, item on feminist philosophy. Available at:


2018 Organiser and panellist, Contemporary Questions, at the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery, supported by The Royal Institute of Philosophy and The University of Nottingham.

Series of three public panel discussions on gender identity, race and racism, and disability and illness, each featuring a philosopher alongside writers, artists and activists.


2017-present Member of Notts and Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Action Network.

I sit as an invited member on the network, which is made up of representatives from the police force, council, and charitable organizations, and provide consultancy on campaigns to reduce sexual and gender-based violence.


2017 Panellist at public discussion event, ‘Prejudice’, hosted The Forum at the LSE.


2016 Wrote and delivered workshop on feminism for 6th form pupils, Hampton School.


2014 Guest speaker at ‘Get Real Philosophical Discussion: Equality’, QUAD Art Gallery, Derby.


2014 Lecturer and Workshop Leader, Thomas Rotherham College Philosophy Visit, University of Sheffield.

I designed and delivered a workshop on personal identity and thought experiments, including lecture and discussion activities, for Year 12/13 philosophy students.


2013-2014 Seminar Leader, Discover Arts and Humanities Taster Days, University of Sheffield.


2013-2014 Philosophy in the City Link Co-ordinator (Meadowhead School), Sheffield University

I held fortnightly philosophy discussion sessions with Year 11 pupils and collaborated with a teacher to develop curriculum and produce teaching materials on pornography.