Critical social and political theory, Political memory and historical injustice, Arts and politics, Architecture and political theory, Political emotions, Comparative constitutionalism, Gender, Theories of democracy
My research interests cut across political theory, political science and law. More precisely, I am interested in political emotions, political judgment, the politics of memory, art and politics, gender, and theories of oppression.
Before coming to Edinburgh, I was appointed as the 50th Anniversary Lecturer in Politics at the University of York. Previously, I spent one year as a researcher at the Centre for Research in Ethics at the University of Montreal, Canada and two years at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal. I held visiting positions at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford University and the Philosophy Department at Sydney University.
I have recently completed a European Research Council Starting Grant, entitled: Illuminating the 'Grey Zone': Addressing Complex Complicity in Human Rights Violations.
Topics interested in supervising
I work in contemporary political theory. I am particularly interested in supervising students working on topics related to critical theory, democratic theory, theories of oppression, political memory, art and politics, political emotions, gender, transitional justice and historical injustice.
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