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Amia Srinivasan

I am an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford, and a tutorial fellow at St John’s College. Previously I was a lecturer (assistant professor) in the UCL Philosophy Department and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. 


I completed my DPhil in Philosophy at Oxford. Before that I did a BPhil in Philosophy, also at Oxford, and a BA in Philosophy at Yale. I work on topics in political philosophy, epistemology, the history and philosophy of feminism, and metaphilosophy. I am an associate editor of the philosophy journal MIND. I’ve recently been writing about anger in politics, political epistemology, no platforming, and the ethics of pedagogy. I’m currently writing two books. The first is about the practice of critical genealogy, entitled The Contingent World: Genealogy, Epistemology, Politics. The second is a set of feminist essays -- on rape, abortion, pornography, sex work, pleasure and power, sex and pedagogy, and the ethics of sexual desire -- entitled The Right to Sex (forthcoming with Bloomsbury in the UK and FSG in the US). I’m also interested in alternatives to liberalism and capitalism, the philosophy of history, and animals.


I’m a contributing editor of the London Review of Books. My writing for a public audience -- on sex, animals, death, the university, technology, anger, politics and other topics -- has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Harper’s, the Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, The New York Times and TANK.


You can email me at: <amia [dot] srinivasan [at] gmail [dot] com>


I tweet, occasionally, from @amiasrinivasan


My academic CV can be downloaded here


(Photograph by Nina Subin)