I am a postdoctoral researcher in political theory and an Examination Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. Recently, I completed my doctorate in politics at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Prof. Lois McNay. I also teach political theory as a stipendiary lecturer in politics at the Queen's College.
I am currently working on a book project focused on Frantz Fanon's sociogenic method of antiracist critique. Drawing in part on my doctoral thesis, the book seeks to complicate the abstract and ahistorical notions of ‘race’ that predominate in 20th century continental thought. In this respect, my research sits at the intersection of antiracist political theory and Critical Theory, including that of the German Frankfurt School, French poststructuralism, and the British Birmingham School of Cultural Studies. I argue that the failure to theorize ‘race’ has consequences for continental political theory beyond questions of racial injustice.
I have also written on the politics of voice and visibility in the U.S. and Northern Ireland. More broadly, I am interested in feminist thought, social epistemology, and continental philosophies of self and Other.
Before coming to Oxford, I did my MA in moral, legal and political philosophy at the Queen's University - Belfast and my BA in Cultural Studies and history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.