I began my PhD at the School of Politics and International Relations in February 2018. I graduated from the ANU with an undergraduate degree in International Relations with first class honours, and I’m completing a Bachelor of Laws, due to complete in 2020.
My PhD thesis engages with existing approaches to understanding conceptual change in political theory. It evaluates these approaches and argues that they are insufficient in explaining the ways that political concepts change over time. Instead, my thesis seeks to draw on recent developments in the philosophy of language as an alternative to understanding conceptual change.
My research interests include method in political theory more broadly, including the role of intuitions in contemporary analytic political theory, the role of history in philosophical analysis, and the use of Kripke’s causal theory of reference as a way of understanding political concepts.
I also have research interests in Australian judicial officers, including the position of Attorney-General in Australia, and have also been involved in a project on a project on the Australian High Court.
My work has so far been published in Commonwealth and Comparative Politics.