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Lecturer in Political Theory and Philosophy, 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