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Sarah Bufkin

Examination Fellow since 2016
My current research focuses on theorizing the epistemic dimensions of voice and visibility in racially stratified societies like the United States. Using insights from critical race theory and social epistemology, my DPhil dissertation looks at unjust instances of social silencing and alienation that prevent stigmatized racial groups from successfully expressing political claims. More broadly, I am interested in Cultural Studies, particularly the work of Stuart Hall and the Birmingham School; critical race studies; theories of ideology and knowledge production; and continental philosophies of the self and Other.
Sarah Bufkin
  • Background

    • Postgraduate, Somerville College, Oxford (from 2015 to 2016)
    • Postgraduate, The Queen’s University – Belfast (from 2014 to 2015)
    • Undergraduate, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (from 2009 to 2013)
  • Research interests

    • Critical Theory
    • Cultural Studies
    • Critical race theory
    • Social epistemology
    • Intersectional feminisms
    • Hermeneutics and phenomenology
    • Post-structuralism