Dr Leonie Smith
- John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
I am a Lecturer in the Philosophy department. Prior to this, I taught and lectured at the University of Manchester.
I work in social philosophy on questions which cross into political theory, ethics, global justice, social epistemology and social metaphysics. My PhD project – Epistemic exclusion and epistemic self-defence: collective and individual responsibilities, rights and harms – brought some of these themes together. You can find details of my publications and other research activity on my personal website here.
I came to Cardiff as a lecturer in 2021. Prior to this, I taught and lectured at the University of Manchester, where I was the Analysis Trust Studentship post-holder for 2020-21, and also completed my PhD.
In 2019 I was the recipient of the University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Presidential Medal, and their Faculty of Humanities award for Postgraduate Researcher of the year.
Prior to my PhD I received my BA(hons) in PPE from the University of Oxford in 2015, and completed the MLitt in Philosophy (with Distinction) at the University of St Andrews in 2016.
I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Teaching at Cardiff:
- UG courses taught or co-taught: Critical Thinking, Moral and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Contemporary Politics, Ethics of the Social World.
- PG courses taught: Philosophical Research and Communications Skills.
Teaching awards: In 2020 I was awarded the Faculty of Humanities Outstanding Teaching Award at the University of Manchester. In 2018 I was awarded their departmental teaching prize.