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Dr Sarah Drews Lucas



01392 726723

Amory B209

 BA (University of Texas at Austin), MA (University of Sydney), PhD (University of Sydney)

My research is focused on developing models of feminist agency that enable political action. I am especially interested in identity formation, communication and communicability, and interrogating the boundaries of the political (especially asking after the necessary pre-political conditions for action). My area of expertise is feminist philosophy, but I am also interested in critical theory, contemporary political theory, continental philosophy, and human rights.

Office: Amory Building, Room B209

Office Hours (2017-2018): Mondays 1-2, Wednesdays 11:30-12:30

Research interests

I am currently pursuing research in three related streams:

  • A book project which articulates and defends a narrative model of agency for contemporary feminist theory.
  • An article on loneliness, in which I argue that loneliness is the conceptual opposite of agency.
  • A wide-ranging project that will explore the implications of a narrrative-relational model of agency for communicating the harm of sexual violence.

Research supervision

I am happy to supervise projects on a variety of topics and themes in feminist philosophy, including embodiment, care ethics, identity, intersectionality, eco-feminism, and social epistemology.


I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Texas at Austin, where I attended the prestigious Plan II Honours Program and specialised in Classics and Philosophy. After leaving Austin, I spent three years teaching in Doha, Qatar before moving to Sydney, Australia to pursue my MA and PhD in Philosophy under the supervision of Professor Moira Gatens. In 2016, I was awarded a doctorate for a dissertation on narrative agency and feminist theory. I was apppointed to a permanent lectureship in Political Theory at Exeter in 2017.