Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Durham University

I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Durham, mostly working on space, time, and travel. I’m also interested in idealism, personal identity, the history of women of philosophers, and the philosophy of religion.

In 2018 I have two books coming out. Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics (in press, Oxford University Press) explores the development of 'absolute time', a theory on which time is a container for events. Early Modern Women on Metaphysics (in press, Cambridge University Press) explores the work of neglected seventeenth century women philosophers. I'm currently writing a new book on philosophical issues in travel.

Before arriving at Durham, I worked at the University of Groningen, and studied for my PhD at Cambridge.

You can follow me on twitter: @emilytwrites

And more details about my research are on my website:


  • –present
    Lecturer in Philosophy , Durham University


  • 2013 
    University of Cambridge, PhD Philosophy