Dr. Leonie Smith

Research Associate

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PhD thesis

Epistemic exclusion and epistemic self-defence: collective and individual responsibilities, rights and harms


Research interests

Social ontology, social epistemology, political theory, global justice, rights, ethics

Additional information

I am currently the Analysis Studentship Fellow for 2020/21. My previous PhD work was generously funded by a doctoral studentship award from The University of Manchester and a final year doctoral studentship from the Society for Applied Philosophy.

Prior to my PhD, I read PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2015, and I studied the MLitt in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, awarded with Distinction in 2016.

Even more prior, I had a career as a programme director and strategy consultant, working primarily in the banking and retail industries.

Alongside my research and teaching, I am the Administrator for The Mind Association; the Editorial Assistant for the journal Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric; and a MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) UK mentor. I also regularly speak at schools, colleges and other access events on my research and was previously a Manchester Access Programme tutor. Please feel free to contact me in respect of any of these roles.

From September 2018 to November 2018 I held a funded Visiting Fellowship at The Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science at the University of Tilburg (Netherlands).

External positions

Course convener / online lecturer, Philosophy in Prisons (charity)

Jan 2019 → …

Administrator / Assistant to the Director, The Mind Association

Nov 2017 → …

Editorial Assistant, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric

Oct 2017 → …

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