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Cat Wayland

Cat Wayland
Name
Cat Wayland
Address
Edinburgh UK
Email
Research Interests
Critical Social and Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Methodology in political theory, Exclusion, Critical epistemologies, politics of knowldge production, Decolonisation, Intersectionality
URL
http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/people/phd_students/cat_wayland

Supervisors

Mihaela Mihai (Politics) & Radhika Govinda (Sociology)

Research

My PhD project is situated at the intersection of theories of oppression and exclusion, methodology in political theory, and the global politics of knowledge production. I centre critical scholarship on disability, gender, and race from Southern perspectives and mobilise these to animate critiques of the ontologies and methodologies deployed in contemporary normative political theories.

Education

2017-present - PhD Political Theory, University of Edinburgh

2016-2017 - MScR Politics, University of Edinburgh

2012-2013 - MA Political Philosophy (distinction), University of York

2009-2012 - BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics (1st class honours), University of York

Funding and Awards

2019 - Student Experience Grant (with Kamya Choudhary) awarded £2615 for two art-based projects on decolonising knowledge production

2016-2020 - ESRC 1+3 Studentship

2013 - Geoffrey Heselton Prize for best dissertation (MA Political Philosophy)

2013 - Department of Politics postgraduate prize for best work (MA Political Philosophy)

2012-2013 - Morrell Studentship for the MA in Political Philosophy (The Idea of Toleration)

Teaching and Lecturing

2019 - Gender, Marginality and Social Change - Lecturer (with Sarah Golightley), Feminism and Disability in Global Contexts

2019 - Political Thinkers - Tutor

Presentations

2019 - 'The Ableist Republic' - paper presented at Political Theory Research Group, University of Edinburgh

Community and Representation

2017-present - Politics and IR Postgraduate Representative (with Emilia Belknap)