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Research interests

My current research is focused on disability, looking at historical and contemporary forms of disability theory and politics. I established and co-ordinate the ‘Disability Politics’ strand of CAPPE, which hosts a series of community-led research events and collaborative projects, exploring current issues facing disabled people. I am committed to putting disabled people's voices at the centre of my research, and to transforming academic methodologies, practice and forms of publishing, to ensure meaningful accessibility. 

I also work on feminist theory and politics, with a focus on issues of social reproduction and reproductive politics. I am also interested in the entanglement of gender, sexuality, disability, and race, through the history and legacies of public health policies, population control, and eugenics. I have recently worked with ‘From Small Beginnings’ and the ‘Global Anti-Eugenics Forum,’ facilitating research on the legacies of eugenics within intellectual paradigms, state infrastructures, social policies and the built environment of the UK. Alongside Vicky Margree, I established and co-ordinate the 'Politics of Reproduction' strand of CAPPE, which runs regular reading groups, academic and non-academic talks, and conferences on contemporary issues around reproduction.   

I have previously written on the politics and aesthetics of contemporary artistic practice, specialising in the Conceptual Art movement of the 1960s-70s, often taken to be the index of art’s ‘globalisation’. Situating Conceptual Art within a broad and heterogeneous ‘conceptualist’ tendency, inherent to postwar art in many parts of the world, my work traced the varying manifestations—and resistances—to the conceptual form that emerged through the radical politics and aesthetics of different regions.

My broader research interests include philosophy, critical theory, the history of capitalism and radical and revolutionary politics. I teach across the Humanities subject area, acting as module leader for ‘The History of Sex and Gender,’ and ‘Body Politics, Body Ethics,’ and co-designed and teach on the Politics degree, BA (Hons) Politics, Sex, Gender. 

Supervisory Interests

I am particularly interested in supervising MA and PhD theses on disability theory and politics, feminist theory and politics, gender/sexuality studies, histories of capitalism, Marx and Marxism, Kantian and Post-Kantian philosophy, critical theory, philosophical aesthetics and contemporary art.

Scholarly biography

I completed a BA Honours degree in Modern European Philosophy and English Literature at Middlesex University, an MA in Philosophy at King’s College, London and a DPhil in Philosophy at University of Sussex.

Following this, I spent some time working for Eric Hobsbawm. I was responsible for constructing his archives 'Papers of Professor Eric Hobsbawm 1850-2022' for the Modern Records Centre of the University of Warwick, and later worked as Research Assistant for his final publication 'Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the 20th Century'. 

I was a Visiting Lecturer at Lingnan University in Hong Kong (2003-4), and an Associate Tutor in Philosophy at the University of Sussex (2008). After working as a Lecturer in Humanities at University of Brighton (2012-16), I started my full-time position as Senior Lecturer here in 2016.

Knowledge exchange

Knowledge exchange and community collaboration are central to my work on disability. I established and co-ordinate the 'Disability Politics' strand of CAPPE, which works in collaboration with disabled people and their organisations, to generate research on issues of contemporary disability theory and activism.

I am committed to organising all events, and disseminating all research, in a variety of forms that are genuinely accessible. In consulation with representatives from disabled people's organisations, I have helped to transform working practices within CAPPE and beyond. 


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