I am University Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge. My field is contemporary political philosophy, mainly (but not exclusively) Anglo-American analytical theory. There are three main strands to my work: feminism, liberalism, and social construction.
I am the author of three books: Clare Chambers, Sex, Culture, and Justice: The Limits of Choice (Penn State University Press, 2008); Clare Chambers and Phil Parvin, Teach Yourself Political Philosophy: A Complete Introduction (Hodder, 2012); and Clare Chambers, Against Marriage: An Egalitarian Defence of the Marriage-Free State (OUP, 2017).
I have also written numerous articles and chapters on political philosophy, which you can see on the Publications page of this site. My writing and interests include the following topics:
Liberalism: autonomy, choice, consent, distributive equality, equality of opportunity, multiculturalism, religion, global justice, liberal feminism, political v comprehensive v perfectionist liberalism, public reason, the work of John Rawls.
Feminism: the body, beauty and appearance norms, cosmetic surgery, personal relationships, marriage, parenthood, liberal feminism, radical feminism, the work of Andrea Dworkin and Catharine MacKinnon.
Social construction: social norms, the limitations of choice, genealogy, social practices, gender, culture, religion, the work of Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu.
I am also:
The Secretary of the Britain & Ireland Association for Political Thought.
Associate Editor of the journal Res Publica.
A member of the Executive Committee of The Aristotelian Society.
A member of the Working Party on Cosmetic Procedures, Nuffield Council on Bioethics.