Hi! I’m a senior research fellow in philosophy at ACU’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry. From 2013 to April 2018, I was a lecturer in political theory at the University of Manchester. For (southern hemisphere) winter 2018, I’ll be based at ANU. For May and June 2019, I’ll be a visiting professor at the University of Vienna. I’m an associate editor at Analysis.
Although I’m now based in Australia, I plan on being back in Europe every so often — so if you’d like me to speak at your conference, workshop, or seminar, please get in touch and we can see how our dates line up: stephanie [dot] collins [at] acu [dot] edu [dot] au.
I’m primarily interested in the philosophy of groups, that is, in how we should conceptualise their ontological status, mental and epistemic capacities, agency, responsibility, and duties. I’m also keenly interested in applying these conceptualisations to states and businesses. I’ve got side interests in moral demandingness, feminist ethics, human rights, and the nature of individuals’ obligations in the face of global catastrophes and moral collective action problems. If you’re researching similar topics, I’d be delighted if you contacted me.
For six months in 2017-18, I was a Mind Association Research Fellow, thinking about group duties. I’m finishing up a book on the topic.
On this website you can download everything I’ve published and find out more about my current research.
Below is what my ‘incredulous stare’ looks like. The stare was directed at the camera of Ole Koksvik in November 2017. The photo at the top was taken by me at Kohimarama Beach, near where I grew up in Auckland, New Zealand.