I am a Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Warwick. Prior to this, I taught Political Theory at the University of Oxford, and before that, taught for several years at the University of Manchester.
I have a PhD in Political Theory from the University of Manchester. My doctoral research was concerned with moral psychology and the role played by emotion and sentiment in public reason and the construction of morality, but since then I have become more radical in both my thinking and my activism. I am now especially interested in the challenge posed to class based liberation movements by the shift towards identity politics, and in particular the implications of this for feminist theory and practice. I have written extensively about the nature of sex, gender and identity, and am currently in the process of completing a book on the subject, entitled “The Politics of Gender Identity: A Feminist Critique”, to be published by Palgrave in late 2016.
Are you a man or a woman? Until recently, most people would have found that a simple question. You would have been able to give a definite answer one way or the other, and would probably have appealed to your body type and...