Final year PhD student in Philosophy, working on the structures of agency in self-oppression. Project Officer for the Essex Autonomy Project. GTA for the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies.
MA in Philosophy
University of Essex(2015)
BA in Philosophy
University of Antwerp(2014)
Research and professional activities
Hyperkrasia: Structures of Agency in Self-Oppression
My doctoral thesis aims to investigate the structures of agency at work in self-oppression. In doing so, it draws on, but also formulates some challenges to, Aristotle's philosophy of action, Self-Determination Theory, and the works of Michel Foucault. Pairing a conceptual approach to the question of self-oppression with a more empirical approach, the thesis concludes with a case study on experiences of agency and self-oppression in anorexia nervosa.