My research lies at the intersection of social ontology and theories of oppression. While many philosophers have asked what makes oppression wrong, I believe that articulating the social character of oppression can help us think clearly about why oppression persists, and the possibilities for its transformation. To this end, my dissertation develops an account of the social ontology of oppression. I argue for a non-dualistic account of oppressive social practices, which captures how social agents can be constrained by oppressive social contexts, while simultaneously retaining their status as agents.
Social and Political Philosophy, 19th- and 20th-century German Philosophy, Continental Philosophy