I am a second year Ph.D candidate in the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS), University College London. My work is centred around social moral epistemology, feminist theory (particularly Black feminism), and women's empowerment (policy). Crucially, I draw attention to the epistemic tactics oppressed groups utilise to break into the production of scientific knowledge. A fundamental aspect of my philosophy and ethics is intersectionality and accessibility; my research is designed to be a theoretical complement to progressive social movements.
My research Interests include:
- Social moral epistemology (ethics)
- gender equality & women's empowerment (policy)
- science education & social justice
- feminist epistemology (particularly Black feminism)
- critical race theory
My current research projects include working as a social moral epistemologist for the UCL office of the vice provost (research) on issues surrounding (in)equality, and epistemic injustices in the production of knowledge within academia. My literature review (entitled 'diversity in academia and research an intersectional approach') is part of a much larger project concerning UCL's equality research strategy. I push the thesis that "diversity" and "inclusion" should not be superfluous add-on's, rather that we, as insiders, must tackle a prejudice education system at its core. Liberating the curriculum is the first step to achieving this.
Outside of academia I am engaged with the NGO sector. Prior to beginning my PhD I spent two years working with refugee women and children and women and children from displaced groups in the Middle East and north Africa. I remain heavily involved in this area, and return to both Lebanon and Egypt as frequently as I can.
Furthermore I work with Egyptian director Haytham Fathy producing socio-cultural documentaries. Our past work has focused on the reality of Palestinians living and working in Gaza, and the problem of finding a voice as an ‘other’ in Egyptian society. Our current project explores identity and representation in Cairo's LGBTQI+ community.
I obtained my Master of Arts at King's College London (philosophy) and my Bachelor of Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London (fine art).
In my downtime I like to make art, brew beer, and build fixed gear bicycles, then ride them very fast...