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Dr Arianne Shahvisi

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

Telephone numbers
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 has research interests in the philosophy of science and applied ethics, with current projects focussing on reproductive ethics, migration, and social epistemology.

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 actively seeks out and supports work by and about those often marginalized in literary spaces.

Community and Business

Alongside her academic work, Arianne engages in campus and community activism, focussing on gender, race, migration, and academic freedom. She has written commentary on these issues 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 is a lecturer for the Free University of Brighton, which offers free lectures and workshops within the local community.