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Lucy McDonald

Lucy McDonald

Department: Philosophy

Supervisor: Professor Rae Langton

College: Trinity Hall

AHRC subject area: Philosophy

Title of thesis: TBA


Originally from London, I studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics as an undergraduate at the University of Oxford, after which I completed the BPhil, a two year master's degree in philosophy, also at Oxford. I am interested primarily in philosophy of language, linguistics, meta-ethics and feminist philosophy. My PhD project will explore different kinds of harmful gendered language, especially gendered pejoratives like 'slut' and 'bitch'. I'm particularly interested in the relationship between these words and self-conscious emotions like shame, guilt and embarrassment.