Lecturer in Global Ethics, Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

I am a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. My teaching and research relates to global issues in moral and political philosophy.

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.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, Global Ethics, University of Birmingham

Education

  • 2014 
    Birmingham, PhD