Ms Leonie Smith

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PhD thesis

Epistemic Exclusion, Resistance, and Personhood


Research interests

Social ontology, social epistemology, political theory, global justice, collective agency, personhood

Other information

My work is generously funded by a doctoral studentship award from The University of Manchester.

Prior to my PhD, I read PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2015, and 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, primarily working in banking and retail.

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

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