My name is pronounced ‘GAR-kay’.

I am a PhD candidate in Political Theory at Warwick. My research looks at the ethical and political issues in earthquake risk management. Specifically, I work on the risk of very large (but rare) tsunami-inducing earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.

Additionally, I retain a philosophical interest in a number of other policy fields, such as global justice, gender and sexuality, multiculturalism, religion, indigenous rights, science and technology, natural hazards and the environment, media ethics and museum ethics.

I run a podcast called The Provocateur, which features interviews with leading emerging scholars and thinkers.

Here on HCommons, I administrate the groups on ‘Political Philosophy & Theory’ and ‘Global & Transnational Studies.’

Away from academia, I swim a lot, watch Wimbledon every summer and ride the occasional roller coaster. I am also a qualified teacher of English and French to speakers of other languages.


MA Transnational Studies (Distinction): University College London

BA Philosophy, Politics & Economics: University of Warwick

Certificat d’Etudes Politiques: Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble (France)

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Past Conferences:

‘Sexuality, Science and Religion in the Public Sphere: Perfectionism and the Problem of Justificatory Disagreement’, MANCEPT Brave New World Graduate Conference in Political Theory, University of Manchester, 11-12 June 2018.

‘An Argument for Gender-Neutral Public Toilets: Urinary Segregation as Morally Wrongful Discrimination’, Warwick Graduate Conference in Political & Legal Theory 2018, University of Warwick, 17 February 2018.

‘Discrimination and the Political Morality of Gender-Neutral Public Toilets’, Sex, Gender & Sexuality: Postgraduate Perspectives, University of Leicester, July 2017.

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