Natasha McKeever

Teaching Fellow in Applied Ethics, University of Leeds

Natasha has worked at the IDEA (Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied) Centre at the University of Leeds since July 2017. Prior to this she worked as a Philosophy teacher at St Paul’s School, London, and in the Civil Service Fast Stream, doing policy work at the Department of Education, the Department of Health, and the Department of Work and Pensions.

She completed a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield in 2014 entitled 'Romantic Love and Monogamy: a Philosophical Exploration', under the supervision of Dr Christopher Bennett and Professor Jennifer Saul. Before that, she did a PGCE at Leeds Trinity University College, and she has an MA in Political Theory and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Sheffield.

Natasha’s main research interests are in the Philosophy of Love and Sex. She is also interested in the Philosophy of Education, and Applied Ethics more generally.

Publications

Is the Requirement of Sexual Exclusivity Consistent with Romantic Love? Journal of Applied Philosophy 34 (3):353-369 (2017)

Love: What’s Sex Got To Do With It? International Journal of Applied Philosophy 30 (2): 201-218 (Fall 2016)

Reviews

September 2013 Res Publica ‘Minimizing Marriage by Elizabeth Brake’. Vol. 19 (3) pp. 285-289

February 2012 Journal of Applied Philosophy ‘Love’s Vision by Troy Jollimore’. Vol. 29 (1) pp. 88-90.

Experience

  • –present
    Teaching fellow and digital learning specialist in applied ethics, University of Leeds

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Sheffield, PhD in Philosophy