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I am a finishing up my PhD in Politics at The University of Manchester. I have just completed a semester as a researcher at The University of British Colombia. I am a twin, who grew up in Norfolk surrounded by a pack of border collies (at one point, my family had 5!) and spent a year teaching in India with the charity Project Trust before I started my BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics in September 2014.
Currently, I'm funded on an ESRC 1+3 studentship, which I started in 2018. My research seeks to explain the possession of so-called “Human” rights through interrogating the idea often established at their foundation: dignity. I argue that dignity and human rights should apply to nonhuman animals. See the research page for more on what I am currently working on. Outside of academia I am an ardent runner and vegan foodie. I'm not sure which activity fuels which.
When I started my undergraduate I had no idea that being a philosopher was an actual career path, though I was always fascinated with ideas and what people thought about them. Read more about my experience deciding to pursue a career in Philosophy here.