Educational Background

2010 Ph.D. Social Anthropology, University College London, UK
2004 M.A. Archaeological Research, University of Nottingham, UK
2003 B.A. (Hons.) Archaeology, University of Nottingham, UK

My doctoral thesis considered theories of collective action in relation to grassroots development in Rajasthan, India.  Entitled ‘Economism, Ecologism and the Grassroots Encounter’, it presented an ethnography of assumptions about individual motivation as employed in development and conservation discourses, showing how economistic ideas about rational self-interest at once guide and reinforce both policy and practice.

Since completing my Ph.D. in 2010, I have worked as a freelance writer and researcher specializing in philosophy and the social sciences.  My research interests include political ecology, social theory, the anthropology of religion and meta-ethics.

For details of recent publications, please see Writing.