About

I am a philosopher of art and an artist, and a Research Fellow in Philosophy & Art at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. My research falls at the intersection of philosophy of art, philosophy of language, and political philosophy. I explore how visual art behaves like speech, and how curators and interpreters can affect what an artwork communicates to its audience. My current project concerns how art can function as hate speech, and the nature of aesthetic ‘counterspeech’ which disarms the harm of dangerous art. My teaching interests span aesthetics, philosophy of language, ethics, and feminist philosophy.

Before coming to Cambridge to study for an MPhil and then a PhD in philosophy, I completed an undergraduate joint honours degree in fine art and philosophy at the University of Reading. I have an art practice in painting and sonic installation.