Dr Angie Pepper
I’m Angie, I’m a Lecturer in Philosophy and I convene the modules Methods in Practical Philosophy and Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics. As a researcher, I am interested in what we owe to nonhuman animals as matter of interspecies justice and I have written on a wide range of topics including climate change, zoos, privacy for animals, political agency in humans and animals, the ethics of killing in animal shelters, and the importance of nonhuman animal self-determination. I’m excited to be teaching on the Practical Philosophy MA and I look forward to working with you on some of the most pressing moral, social, and political problems that we face in society today.
Dr Tom O’Shea
My name is Tom, and I'm a senior lecturer in philosophy. On the programme, I teach critical theory and political philosophy, and am keen to get students thinking deeply about power and justice across a whole range of settings, such as healthcare, human sexuality, and the workplace. The focus of my own research is the nature of human freedom in history, theory, and practice. In particular, I've written extensively about civic republican ideas about liberty and domination, and their relationship to socialist politics. The commitments driving this research are ones I also take into the classroom: above all, the belief that philosophers can help transform our world.
Dr Neil Williams
Hi, I’m Neil, and I am a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy. My expertise is in the history of philosophy and ethics, and my research applies concepts from American pragmatism and post-Kantian philosophy to contemporary social and ethical issues. Recently, my focus has been on applying a pragmatist approach to questions of environmental philosophy and the nature of social class. On the MA, you’ll find me teaching on these subjects and others on the ‘Practical Philosophy: Ethics and Society’ module. Like all of us here at Roehampton, I am keen to explore the practical relevance of philosophy, and enjoy working with students to discover how philosophy can help us think through the pressing social and ethical issues of our time.
Dr Jenny Bunker
I’m Jenny, a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy. I’ve been teaching here at Roehampton for 12 years and before that at the Universities of Oxford and Southampton. I specialise in the history of philosophy (especially modern and post-Kantian philosophy) and the philosophy of art. I’m interested in ethical theory – particularly in the thought of Spinoza, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche. I have also studied the law, and on the MA degree you’ll find me teaching the Philosophy of Law module. At the moment, one part of my research focuses on the wrongs of homelessness, from political, moral, and legal perspectives – a topic we might analyse together in some of our classes.