I am a Lecturer in Philosophy. Broadly speaking, my research focusses on political and feminist philosophy of language and social epistemology. I'm interested in philosophy of language, feminist philosophy and political philosophy more generally.
Autumn Semester 22/23:
* SE4418 - Philosophy of Feminism
* SE4433 - Meaning Through Silence
Spring Semester 22/23:
* SE4407 - What to believe in the Age of the Internet
* SE4107 - Critical Thinking
Office Hours: Office hours will be held in the room next to my office - 1.35. Office hours will take place every Wednesday in the autumn semester 22/23, 10:30-11:30. Please sign up to my office hours here.
My research currently runs along two strands:
I am intersted in how we can communicate with silence and the political implications these conversational silences can have. I explore issues surrounding silence and dissent/assent, deniability, silencing and various models of how we can communicate with silence - that is, how the existing frameworks in philosophy of language can or cannot accomodate the conversational features of silence.
Further, I focus on trans inclusion and trans issues in relation to speech. Here, I'm specifically interested in gender neutrality across languages, including pronouns, honorifix and other gendered grammatical features. Further, I'm interested in the political and theoretical assessment of deadnames (the former names trans people have discarded). How exactly is it that calling somebody a deadname causes harm? What status do deadnames have within various theories of names?