I am a current PhD student in Politics at The University of Manchester. I am a twin, who grew up in Norfolk and spent a year teaching in India before I started my BA in 2014. Currently, I'm funded on an ESRC 1+3 studentship. 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 plant-based runner and foodie. To this day, I'm not sure which activity fuels which.
I completed my BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at The University of Manchester. I also studied at The Institute of Political Science, Science Po, on the Erasmus program. I achieved three awards during my undergraduate studies: the Dean's Award for achievement, the PPE Final Year award and the Norman Geras Prize in Political Theory. In April 2018 I accepted an offer to complete my MA and my PhD at The University of Manchester through an ESRC funded 1+3 studentship.
I have worked in a variety of academic and non-academic roles. Since starting my PhD, I have worked as a Teaching Assistant, Widening Participation Fellow and Conference Organiser and Assistant. You can find out more about my teaching and widening participation work on the relevant page of my website. During my BA I co-founded and co-edited the Undergraduate Politics Journal, Juncture. Before starting my PhD I worked in Hospitality, Retail and in Education as an Exams Marker.