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    Intersex Athletes: Do We Need A Gender Police In Professional Sports?
    IWM Junior Visiting Fellows' Conferences XXIX. 2010.
    Based on the case of Caster Semenya, I argue in this paper that the practice of Gender Verification Testing (GVT) in professional sports is unethical and pointless. The presumed benefit of GVT—ensuring fair competition for female athletes—is virtually nonexistent compared to its potential harms, in particular the exposure of individual athletes to a largely interphobic public. GVTs constitute a serious incursion on the athlete’s dignity, autonomy, and privacy; an incursion that cannot be justifi…Read more
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    This paper is a reflection on Peter Railton’s keynote speech at the Central APA in February 2015, especially on his disclosure of his struggle with clinical depression. Without attempting to deny the significance of Prof. Railton’s outing, we want to draw attention here to something that did not prominently figure in his speech: structural features of the philosophical profession that make people sick. In particular, we focus on the “ideology of smartness” in philosophy and how it creates a path…Read more
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    Identity as Convention: Biometric Passports and the Promise of Security
    Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 12 (1): 44-59. 2014.
    Purpose – The paper is a conceptual investigation of the metaphysics of personal identity and the ethics of biometric passports. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach – Philosophical argument, discussing both the metaphysical and the social ethics/computer ethics literature on personal identity and biometry. Findings – The author argues for three central claims in this paper: passport are not simply representations of personal identity, they help constitute personal…Read more
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    Making Up Peoples? Conferralism about Nationality
    Journal of Social Ontology 4 (1): 29-51. 2018.
    I will apply Ásta’s conferralist account of sex and gender to nationality, and distinguish two different ways in which nationality is conferred – by institutions, and in social interactions. I will then turn to the moral and political conflicts that arise where different understandings of nationality and different ways of conferring it overlap and collide. My main thesis is that these conflicts are never simply factual disputes about who and what belongs to a nation, they are always normative co…Read more
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    Review of "A Philosophy for Europe – From the Outside" (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 20 (2): 251-256. 2019.
  • The State and the Self: Identity and Identities
    Rowman & Littlefield International. 2017.
    What makes a person the same person over time? This book provides an ‘externalist’ metaphysical account of personal identity and its ethical implications.