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Dr Arianne Shahvisi

Post:Lecturer in Medical Ethics & Humanities (Clinical and Experimental Medicine)

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UK:01273 872873
International:+44 1273 872873

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Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 2013
M.St. in Philosophy of Physics, University of Oxford, 2010
M.Sc. in Astrophysics, University of Cambridge, 2009
B.A. in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2008

Arianne Shahvisi is a philosopher with diverse research interests in the philosophy of science, social epistemology, and applied ethics. Her current projects focus on the ethics of genital alterations, conscientious objection in the context of abortion provision, migration and healthcare, and resisting marginalisation in our shared knowledge practices.

Having recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education (PGCertHE), Arianne is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She teaches courses in feminist bioethics, gender studies, global health ethics, social determinants of health, and the philosophy of mind.

Arianne serves as an editorial board member of Kohl: Journal for Feminist Research on Gender and the Body in the MENA Region and is science editor for literary magazine The Offing, which seeks out and supports work by those marginalized in literary spaces. She is a member of the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics at the University of Brighton.

Community and Business

Arianne has written commentary on gender, race, migration, and academic freedom for the New Statesman, Jacobin, Open Democracy, and The Conversation, and was awarded the Kamal Salibi Award for services to academic freedom in 2015. Arianne teaches gender studies for the Free University of Brighton, which offers free lectures and workshops within the local community. She also teaches ethics for the widening participation initiative BrightMed, and has given talks in her local pub as part of the Brains at the Bevy initiative.