CONTRIBUTORS

Euan Allison

Euan is a PhD Philosophy candidate at University College London. He is currently working on political liberalism and relational equality.  He also has interests in Kantian ethics and the nature of practical reasons.

Gillian Brock

Gillian Brock is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She has published widely on issues in political and social philosophy, ethics, and applied ethics. Her books include Justice for People on the Move: Migration in Challenging Times (Cambridge University Press, 2020), Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account (Oxford University Press, 2009), Global Health Ethics: New Challenges (with Solomon Benatar, Cambridge 2020), Cosmopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism (Oxford 2013), and Debating Brain Drain (with Michael Blake, Oxford 2015). Work in progress includes a book on responsibilities for addressing corruption in a globalized world and another on how global justice theorizing can inform policy recommendations. More information about her can be found here.

Michelle Ciurria

Michelle Ciurria is a visiting scholar at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She completed her PhD at York University in Toronto and held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of New South Wales and Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of "An Intersectional Feminist Theory of Moral Responsibility."

Sonia Cruz Dávila

Sonia is a PhD candidate in Political Theory at the Dickson Poon School of Law and a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Philosophy at King's College London. Her research focus lies somewhere between constitutional and democratic theory. She is working on the implications of the idea that democracy is intrinsically valuable for our understanding of the doctrine of separation of powers. Her intention is to determine whether a given understanding of the separation of powers can help us establish the lack of democratic legitimacy of certain political actions, like the executive power to veto legislation.

Giulio Fornaroli

Giulio has recently achieved a PhD in political theory from UCL Department of Political Science and is about to begin postdoctoral research at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas, UNAM (Mexico City). He is currently involved in a project on the moral foundation of rights and has worked before on liberalism and pluralism. His philosophical sympathies lie between some (very) watered down version of Kantianism and an equally eclectic form of moral perfectionism. His favourite quotation is from Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: “There is no god, and we are his prophets.” See Giulio's Academia page here.

Lukas Fuchs

Lukas is a PhD student at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (UCL). His thesis deals with development policy, market shaping and climate change in liberal egalitarian thought. HIs previous degrees were from the University of Cambridge. See his private website: https://lukasfuchs.net/

Daniel Guillery

Daniel is currently the Law and Philosophy Fellow in the University of Chicago Law School and in September 2020 will join the politics department at the University of Warwick. His PhD is in philosophy, from University College London. He will soon have taught in philosophy, politics and law departments, and his work is in the kind of political philosophy that lies where these disciplines meet. He is interested in foundational questions about the justification of state use of force, and in particular how these interact with considerations of feasibility. He is currently thinking about state border controls and the justification for the exclusive rights states claim over their territories.

Sam Mace

Sam is a PhD student at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on the state of exception, Arab authoritarianism and the Middle East. He also has a BA and MA in politics from Lancaster University.

Stefano Merlo

Stefano is a Junior Lecturer at the VU Amsterdam's John Stuart Mill College where he teaches economics on the PPE undergraduate program. His research addresses the Economic and Monetary Union from a macroeconomic and philosophical perspective.  Stefano is applying republican political theory to the Eurozone to understand which principles of international justice should apply to a currency union. You can find out more on Stefano's own website.

Lukas Schmid

Lukas is a PhD researcher in Political Theory at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. His doctoral work is situated in the political theory of immigration and assesses the permissibility of various immigration enforcement practices, such as deportation and externalization. He is also interested in relational conceptions of egalitarianism and the prospects for globalizing them, as well as various aspects of the methodology of political theorizing, such as the moralism/realism debate and conceptual engineering and analysis, and further topics in applied ethics, such as just war theory and decisionmaking under risk.

Nikhil Venkatesh

Nikhil is a PhD candidate and postgraduate teaching assistant in the Department of Philosophy at UCL. His work primarily focuses on the foundations and implications of utilitarianism, the issues associated with aggregation and collective action, and objections to utilitarianism from integrity and equality. He is also interested in the nature of normativity and morality, and in Marxism and socialist strategy.

Read more from Nikhil's own blog here.

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