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Personal profile

Biography

I joined the University of Roehampton Humanities department in 2018 as a Lecturer in Philosophy. Prior to this I held a teaching fellowship in applied ethics at the University of Leeds (2017-18) and obtained my doctorate at the University of Sheffield (2017). 

Research interests

My main area of research is the history of American philosophy, with an emphasis on the American pragmatists Charles S. Peirce and William James. The aspects of pragmatist thought that most interest me include: ethical realism and moral sentimentalism; idealism and pluralism; the importance of experience in forming our metaphysical, moral, and religious beliefs; and the role which affective dispositions like habits, virtues and temperaments play in inquiry. 

I am also interested in applying concepts and arguments from the history of philosophy to contemporary issues. In my current research, I am applying a pragmatist framework to issues in environmental ethics and the rights of nature. 

Qualifications

  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Sheffield (2017)
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Sheffield (2012)
  • BA, Literature and Philosophy, University of East Anglia (2011)

Teaching

I currently teach some combination of the following courses: Ethical Theory (Year 1); Classical Philosophy (Year 1); Philosophy, Film and Literature (Year 1); Gender, Race and Class (Year 3); Animals and Environment (Year 3); Research in the History of Philosophy (Year 3); Popular Ecologies (MA); and Beyond Profit (MBA).

I am also the Programme Convenor for the both English Literature and Philosophy BA programme (see here) and the Environmental Humanities MA programme (see here). 

I am keen to supervise work in American Philosophy and in ethical issues involving animals and the environment. 

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