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    Harmful Salience Perspectives
    In Sophie Archer (ed.), Salience: A Philosophical Inquiry, Routledge. 2022.
    Consider a terrible situation that too many women find themselves in: 85,000 women are raped in England and Wales alone every year. Many of these women do not bring their cases to trial. There are multiple reasons that they might not want to testify in the courts. The incredibly low conviction rate is one. Another reason, however, might be that these women do not want the fact that they were raped to become the most salient thing about them. More specifically, they do not want it to be the thing…Read more
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    Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture
    International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 29 (3): 347-350. 2015.
  • Clocking Invisible Labour in Academia: The Politics of Working With Time
    with Paulina Sliwa, Arathi Sriprakash, and Tyler Denmead
    In Keri Facer, Johan Siebers & Bradon Smith (eds.), Working with Time in Qualitative Research Case Studies, Theory and Practice, . forthcoming.
    We argue that using a calendar-tracker to capture invisible labour in the academy comes with conceptual and ethical limitations, which might affect how successfully our tracker can provide academics with conceptual resources to understand their invisible work as work.
  • Salience Perspectives
    Dissertation, Cambridge University. 2019.
    In the philosophy of language and epistemology, debates often centre on what content a person is communicating, or representing in their mind. How that content is organised, along dimensions of salience, has received relatively little attention. I argue that salience matters. Mere change of salience patterns, without change of content, can have dramatic implications, both epistemic and moral. Imagine two newspaper articles that offer the same information about a subject, but differ in terms of w…Read more
  • A common theme in complaints from those with marginalised social identities is that they are seen primarily in terms of that social identity. Some Black artists, for instance, complain about being seen as Black first, and artists second. I argue that complaints like this can be understood as referring to a particularly subtle form of harmful attention. Offering a taxonomy of harmful attention, I suggest that these individuals can be understood as objecting to a ‘relative attentional surplus on t…Read more