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Emily Dyson

MPhil in Politics: Political Theory

I am reading the MPhil in Politics: Political Theory. I am also an AHRC scholar, and hold a first class BA (Hons) degree in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.

My primary research interest is in psychological oppression and the politics of mental healthcare. In the long-term, I hope to use the anti-colonial psychopolitics of Frantz Fanon, left-Hegelian and Marxist concepts of alienation and recognition, and Foucauldian power-based critiques of psychiatry, to develop my own account of the pathologisation of depression and anxiety disorders under neoliberalism.

My other interests include: the future of work and labour precarity; feminist theories of embodiment, sexual objectification, gender-based violence, and the male gaze; the construction of the category of politics within political theory, and the way in which theory can and/or should interact with activism and the lived experience of oppression.   

Emily Dyson