Research fellow, Queen's University Belfast

Working within political theory, my current area of research examines the nature and harm of hate speech in the public sphere. This involves a study of competing approaches to hate speech, including Anglo-American liberal accounts of freedom of speech, multiculturalism, critical race, and feminist responses to hate speech, and neo-republican writings on non-domination, as well as the field of intersubjective recognition. In particular, I am concerned with how certain types of speech influence the equal moral status of the people it impacts, with a look towards how we might tackle such harms without stifling the expression of free speech.

I have a BA(Hons) in Philosophy, an MA in Moral, Legal, and Political Philosophy, and a PhD in Philosophy, all gained at Queen's University Belfast.


  • –present
    PhD Philosophy Student, Queens University Belfast


  • 2015 
    Queens University Belfast, MA Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy