In my research work, I acknowledge that culturally maligned objects (such as horror and pornography) express serious, complicated philosophical ideas. I have written various articles and chapters on contemporary issues in moral philosophy, selfhood studies and feminism, each of which proposes that (a) popular horror films and pornographic texts articulate the same concepts that concern philosophers (albeit in intuitive ways), and (b) these popular objects complicate and contribute to the on-going conceptual debates that define contemporary philosophical and political thought.
Research Student Supervision InterestsI am interested in supervising PhD students in any of the following areas or their intersections: horror, pornography, representations of violence, cultural politics, moral philosophy, the philosophy of self, gender.
PhD, University of Sussex
Selfhood as Instance of Horror: Ontology, Ideology and Narratives of Body-Terror1 Oct 2004 - 31 Oct 2008