I work within the interdisciplinary Frankfurt School Critical Theory tradition. I am particularly interested in how critical social theory engages with big social problems (global warming, capitalism, nationalism, patriarchy, digital totalitarianism etc). My research has largely focused on the 'social pathology' framework, an approach to engaging with these concerns which comes from the left-Hegelian tradition.
Research group membership
Since 2017, I have been on the organising committee of the Marx and Philosophy Society. I have an editorial role with the Marx and Philosophy Review of Books.
At Oxford Brookes, I am part of the Global Politics, Economy and Social (GPES) research centre. I hope to be increasingly active within the International Political Theory and Cultures Identities and Divisions research groups.
Research grants and awards
I was awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council grant in 2017 to support my research into social pathology.
I am currently editing a volume with Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2020, titled Critical Theory and Social Pathology: New Perspectives and Explorations. I have recently submitted a book proposal to Manchester University Press on the limitations of the 'recognition' framework when studying social problems.
I was guest editor of a special issue of the European Journal of Social Theory on the 'Pathologies of Recognition' debate.
I am working on two projects which seek to connect Critical Theory and the pathologies of political and digital modernity.