Current

I am currently supervising University of Cambridge students on papers (courses) Econ8 (Philosophy of economics – social ontology) and Soc 2 (Social theory). I also occasionally accept requests to supervise on Soc1 (Modern societies) and Soc14 (Sociology of education).

My supervisions on Econ8 cover the materials developed for the part on Social Ontology (mostly Lawson, Searle, etc.), with discussions engaging specific examples of thinking ‘ontologically’ – from the nature of the firm (i.e. the status of corporate actors) to questions of epistemic authority and political responsibility (e.g., what does it mean to claim that the ‘nature’ of the market is such that it renders prediction impossible).

My supervisions in Soc2 cover different elements of the existing syllabus, with additonal reading/watching/listening material. I tend to focus on topics such as falsificationism and the Kuhn/Popper debate, Bourdieu, Foucault, feminist theory/epistemology, poststructuralism, and the ontological ‘turn’.  I’m happy to supervise on existentialism (always) and Habermas/the Frankfurt School (not always).

In Soc1, I cover Marx and Weber (but not Durkheim), and quite a bit of class & inequality, gender & sexuality, and power, ideology & neoliberalism topics. I also include a lot of optional material.

In Soc14 my supervisions cover individual courses of study/research, with emphasis on power and inequalities, decolonisation in higher education, and politics and history of education policies.

If you would like to inquire about supervision or need additional tutorials, get in touch at jb906 (at) cam.ac.uk

Between 2011 and 2013, I taught on the Master programme of the Department of Public Policy at the Central European University in Budapest. You can access the syllabi here:

Politics and policies of higher education (AY 2011/2012)

Higher education policy (AY 2012/2013)