Professor Alison Assiter

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About me

I am Professor of Feminist Theory, BA (Bristol), B.Phil. (Oxon.) and D.Phil. (Sussex). I am a  Fellow of the RSA, an Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences and a Strategic Reviewer for the AHRC.

I have, in the past, undertaken various management roles including that of  Dean of Faculty. My research is broadly in the areas of feminist philosophy and political philosophy. I also work on the philosophy of Kierkegaard. I am interested in the topic of freedom and its implications for the political sphere.

My most recent books are Kierkegaard, Eve and Metaphysics of Birth, published in 2015 and A New Theory of Human rights: New Materialism and Zoroastrianism, published in 2021. I am on the editorial board of a journal Feminist Dissent, which is produced by both academics and activists,  and I have published articles and blogs for them. I have written recently for the THE and for an e-journal, E-International Relations, as well as publishing in more academic journals and books. I love to swim outdoors (all year round) and I am a keen cyclist- having once cycled the length of Ireland. I have also recently taken up playing the flute and I play in a wind band. 

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