Welcome to my website.
I am Professor of Political Philosophy and a
Fellow of Jesus College at the
University of Cambridge. 

I am a political philosopher specialising in feminism, contemporary liberalism, theories of social justice, and social construction. At the bottom of this page you can find links to all website posts arranged by subject.

I am the author of three books:
Against Marriage: An Egalitarian Defence of the Marriage-Free State (Oxford University Press, 2017)
Sex, Culture, and Justice: The Limits of Choice (Penn State University Press, 2008)
Teach Yourself Political Philosophy: A Complete Introduction with Phil Parvin (Hodder, 2012)

My next book Intact: The Unmodified Body is under contract with Allen Lane / Penguin Random House.

After that, I’ll be working on Freedom & Equality: Essays on Liberalism and Feminism, which is under contract with Oxford University Press.

I have also written numerous articles and chapters on political philosophy and make regular media appearances.

You can also find me on wikipedia, twitter and academia.edu.

My agent is Sophie Scard at United Agents.

latest posts

Women & Equalities Select Committee Report

The Women & Equalities Select Committee has published their report “Changing the perfect picture: an inquiry into body image”. The report quotes evidence I gave to the Committee on behalf of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, and adopts a number of the Council’s recommendations. You can read the report here, and the Nuffield Council’s statement …

Nuffield Council on Bioethics project on gender identity

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is launching a new project that will explore the ethical, social, and legal issues associated with the care and treatment of children and adolescents in relation to their gender identity. Increasing numbers of young people and their families in the UK have been seeking advice and support in relation to …