Cressida Heyes Phd

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Cressida Heyes is a former CRC and now holds an H.M. Tory Chair.

Forthcoming in 2020 from Duke University Press, Anaesthetics of Existence: Essays on Experience at the Edge.

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Governance processes can either hinder or support the relationships that enable healthy communities. My research asks: is it possible to build forms of governance that can effectively respond to inequalities related to colonialism, racism, gender and class? To facilitate specific research results, this question can be framed more precisely: what principles and processes can help…

My research interests lie in the philosophy of race and gender, identity politics, feminist theory, and the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. I am interested in how we understand concepts and social categories, like race and gender, and how we can choose to reconceive of them to serve different political purposes.