Biography

Ana’s ESRC-funded doctoral research is concerned with how an egalitarian distribution of advantage might be brought about.  Her thesis both examines how egalitarian distributive justice should be conceived and proposes a radical new framework for thinking about the variety of ways in which equality can be pursued.  This approach rejects the narrow ‘redistributive’ view of egalitarian regulation and demands that we consider how unjust inequalities are produced in order to work out whether they might be prevented from arising rather than (merely) redressed.  Finally, her thesis illustrates how the new regulatory framework can be applied by conducting a case-study of contemporary internships in the UK, identifying how internships produce injustice and what kind of regulation egalitarians might recommend in response. 

 

Ana has a Master of Arts (with Distinction) in Social and Political Theory from the University of East Anglia and a Bachelor of Arts (with First Class Honours) in Sociology from the University of Sussex.  Her broader research interests include normative and applied political philosophy (particularly theories of equality and liberty, and the political philosophy of work), sociology of inequality, sociology of work, history of political thought, feminisms, family studies, disability studies, and normative approaches to public policy. 

 

In 2013/14, Ana won the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Graduate Teaching Prize for making 'a significant impact through teaching in the Faculty'.  She currently teaches What Is Politics?, Social and Political Theory, Philosophy of Social Science, Politics and Popular Culture, and Introducing Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies.

 

Publications

 

‘Evaluative Enquiry into the Effectiveness of Rapid English’, Brighton and Hove City Council, 2008

 

 

Career

  • 2011 – Present:  Associate Tutor, University of East Anglia
  • 2008-2009:  Research Assistant, Sussex Cancer Network
  • 2007-2008:  Researcher, Brighton and Hove City Council Youth Inclusion Support Project
  • Ana also has experience of public service delivery in the areas of child development, mental health, substance misuse, palliative care, and cancer care quality assurance. 

Academic Background

  • MA (Distinction) Social and Political Theory, University of East Anglia, 2010
  • BA (First Class Honours) Sociology, University of Sussex, 2006

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