About

I’m a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, at the University of Brighton, and an Associate Lecturer at the Open University. Since completing my PhD in 2022, I have been preparing my thesis, “Dispossessive Citizenship: Property and Personhood in Speculative Narrative,” for publication as a monograph, and developing ideas for a postdoc project.

I work across literary studies, philosophy, and decolonial thought to study the specularity of the narratives that construct the politics of subjectivity and rights. My research investigates the constitutive metaphors and literary origins of discourses that found their authority on their nonfictional status, arguing that such strategies, in presupposing the epistemologies of universal, purified, and originary truth that are axiomatic for liberal humanism, reinscribe the conceptual architecture of European coloniality.

Education

PhD Humanities, University of Brighton, 2022

MA Philosophy, University of Sussex, 2005

BA (Joint Hons) English Literature and Philosophy, Cardiff University, 2003

Other Publications

Journal Articles

Relationalities of Refusal: Neuroqueer Disidentification and Post- Normative Approaches to Narrative Recognition
South Atlantic Review, 87(3) (September 2022).

Every Day We Must Get Up and Relearn the World: An Interview with Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Interfere, 2 (December 2021). Co-authors: Hannah Voegele, Robyn Maynard, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

Immunising Birthsex: Ontology’s Place in the Pandemic
Derrida Today, 13(2) (November 2020).

 

Online Articles and Opinion Pieces

Recognition Against Liberation: On the UK’s Unreformed Gender Recognition Act
Interfere Blog (October 2020). Available here.

Covid Disobedience and the Autoimmune Self-Destruction of Liberal Individualism
Discover Society (April 2020). Available here.

Blog Posts

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