Staff Research Interests
Our staff have a wide range of research interests across politics, international relations, philosophy and religion.
Her research interests include the international politics of aid, civil society, social movements and migrant workers within the historic and contemporary context of North-South relations. Her research interests have evolved in four directions: the global political economy of civil society in African countries; the labour movement in Argentina; trade union mobilization among low paid Latin American migrant workers in London; and Ecuador's development model.
Martin Heidegger’s thought, especially from the period 1936–1949; Heidegger’s discussion of Karl Marx; Heidegger’s reading of Hölderlin as an interpreter of the Presocratic Greeks; G. W. F. Hegel’s earlier thought (in the ‘Jena period’); philosophical conceptions of work and technology; Presocratic Greek thought; philosophies of subjectivity; the philosophy of management; Ernst Jünger and work; Gender and Queer studies.
Continental philosophy and religious thought, especially debates in contemporary theology between 'radical orthodoxy' and 'secular theology'; the dialectical tradition in philosophy and theology (Hegel and post-Hegelian thinkers such as Gillian Rose, Charles Taylor, Rowan Williams and Slavoj Zizek); religion and psychoanalytic thought (especially in the work of Freud and Michel de Certeau); religion and political thought, particularly the origins and development of the Christian Socialist tradition; the philosophical and cultural history of atheism and secularism; contemporary debates on the nature of atheism and secularism.