I study collective responsibility. This includes questions such as what collectively caused harms we can be complicit in, what the nature of collective agents like corporations is, and what we mean by their responsibility.
I am also interested in questions to do with knowledge and ignorance: the mechanisms that can cause institutional ignorance, or the use of agnotology tactics (deliberately spreading misinformation) to delay collective action to address climate change, to give but one example.
I have been awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for my research project ‘Complicity: Individual Responsibility in Collective Contexts’. The project will commence in Autumn 2019, exploring our complicity in large-scale harms like climate change or the use of sweatshop labour in manufacturing consumer goods.