What is your background?
I am professor of political theory at Aarhus University and run a centre for the experimental-philosophical studies of discrimination. I did my D.Phil. in philosophy at University of Oxford. Most of my work is in political philosophy and applied ethics. I have written extensively on discrimination (Born Free and Equal? (OUP 2013) and affirmative action (Making Sense of Affirmative Action (OUP 2020). I was associate editor of Ethics 2008-2020.
How will you be involved in the Post hoc interventions - Theme ?
I will stay in Lund for a month and will take part in as many online events as possible.
How do you hope to benefit from your work with the Theme?
I am very much interested in the mitigation of discrimination. Most interventions focus on eradicating or reducing discrimination. The suggestion that, at least in some contexts, we should simply focus on preventing discrimination from having any harmful effects – at least of the kind we’re most interested in – is an undertheorized instrument.
What do you think your contribution to the Theme will be?
I hope to explore the ethics of post hoc interventions. Specifically, I want to explore if respect- and harm-based accounts of the wrongness of discrimination have different implication regarding the ethics of post hoc interventions.