My project works towards a post-colonial intervention into the ontological turn in political thought. Taking seriously the universalist frames of variously stated liberation theologies, I am operating under the suspicion that desires to do away with both the transcendental, and any frame of universality, amount to disempowerment of the metaphysical groundwork of many redemptive anti-colonial imperatives. Building upon this, I am exploring the intersections between discrete ontological uni- and multi-versalities, and thinking through what their various implications are for theorising a political ontology of emancipation.
Start date:October 2016
Research Topic:Political philosophy
Research pathway:Politics and International Relations
Research Supervisor:Professor Milja Kurki and Professor Mustapha Pasha
Supervising school:Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship