In Parenthesis is a research collaboration between Dr Clare MacCumhaill (Durham University) and Dr Rachael Wiseman (University of Liverpool). In order to get to grips with the staggering complexity, depth and volume of work by the Quartet they rely on the expertise, generosity, and time of numerous friends, researchers, students, archivists and other sorts of experts and enthusiasts! Here are some of them.

Dr Rachael Wiseman

Dr Rachael Wiseman

Lecturer, University of Liverpool

Rachael is a philosopher of mind, action and ethics and works especially on the philosophy of G. E. M. Anscombe. With Clare she co-directs the In Parenthesis Project. More…

Dr Clare MacCumhaill

Dr Clare MacCumhaill

Lecturer, Durham University

Clare is a philosopher of perception, aesthetics and mind. With Rachael she co-directs the In Parenthesis Project. More …

Liza Thompson

Liza Thompson

Editor, Bloomsbury Publishing

Liza is a core project member and is helping us to promote the work of the Quartet through – among other things – a series of Readers, to be published by Bloomsbury.

Annie McCallian

Annie McCallian

MA student, Sheffield University

Annie worked as an intern on In Parenthesis 2016-17. She designed our reading programme and is now doing research on women in philosophy. More…

Dr Mary Midgley

Dr Mary Midgley

Professor emeritus, University of Newcastle

Mary Midgley is an essential contributor to the project! Over cups of tea she has shared her wisdom and memories and she has written and spoken about the group.

Ana Barandalla

Ana Barandalla

Research Associate

Ana is interested in the nature and scope of normativity, and does some occasional teaching at the Aga Khan University in London.

Hannah Marije Altorf

Hannah Marije Altorf

Research Associate

Hannah is Reader in Philosophy at St. Mary’s University. Her work on Iris Murdoch’s philosophy explores Murdoch’s understanding of human beings as ‘imaginative fantasising animals’, using the work of Michèle le Doeuff. She has a published a monograph (Iris Murdoch and the Art of Imagining, Continuum 2008).

Andrew Gray

Andrew Gray

Archivist, Durham University

Andrew is archivist at Durham University. He has catalogued the material gifted by Mary Midgley and her family and is on hand to discuss all things Midgley!

Jazmine Bourke

Jazmine Bourke

Undergraduate, Durham University

Jazmine is intern on the project (2017-18). She convenes the Durham University reading group and works with PhilSoc. more…

Sebastián Sánchez-Schilling

Sebastián Sánchez-Schilling

Undergraduate, Durham University

As well as being an assistant to the project, Sebastian is a Laidlaw Scholar in Research and Leadership at Durham. He is looking at the relationship between ethics and politics in the work of Murdoch, Anscombe, Foot and Alasdair MacIntyre. More…

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Samuel Cooper

Samuel Cooper

Research Assistant

Sam Cooper has a BA and MA from University of York. He is working on, among other things, Simone Weil, Iris Murdoch, Aquinas and Wittgenstein. He has written a number of pieces for the website. More …

Ellie Robson

Ellie Robson

Undergraduate, Durham University

Ellie is completing her BA at Durham and will be going on to study for an MA next year. She started working with the In Parenthesis team at the beginning of 2017. She has a specific interest in Mary Midgley,

Panayiota Vassilopoulou

Panayiota Vassilopoulou

Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool

Dr Vassilopoulou is an expert in Plotinus — the topic of Mary Midgley’s thesis — and works, among other things, on feminist pedagogy and the role of myth in philosophical argument. Read more…

Elizabeth McKinnell

Elizabeth McKinnell

Research Associate

Liz works primarily in environmental ethics and feminist philosophy. She co-edited Science and the Self Animals, Evolution, and Ethics: Essays in Honour of Mary Midgley.