Hi! I’m a permanent research fellow in the philosophy program of the Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry. From 2013 to early 2018, I was a lecturer in political theory at the University of Manchester. Although I’m now based in Melbourne, I plan on being 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.
The photo of me was taken by Adina Preda in 2016. The photo at the top was taken by me at Kohimarama Beach, near where I grew up in Auckland, New Zealand.