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Christina Easton

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Research Fellow


Twitter: @chreaston

About me

I am a political and moral philosopher. You'll get a sense of my wide-ranging research interests by looking at my publications below (a full list is in my CVLink opens in a new window).

Currently I am a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick, where (amongst other things!) I'm working on a project on tolerance and education. Before that I was a Fellow in Philosophy at the LSE, where I also completed my PhD in Philosophy.

I've taught at LSE, Princeton and King's College London, including courses in moral philosophy and public policy. At LSE I received both departmental and university-wide teaching awards. I was interviewed about my experiences teaching at LSE.

Prior to taking up the studentship at LSE, I taught Philosophy and Religious Studies to 11-18 year olds. Having spent 8 years in schools in the Greater London area, working my way from classroom teacher to Head of Department, I have a practical awareness of the impact of education policy on students and teachers, as well as first-hand experience of the dilemmas one encounters in the classroom that beg of philosophical reflection.



Forthcoming [under contract; expected 2024/5]. A Liberal Defence of Values Education. London: Bloomsbury.

2019. Critical Religious Education in practice: A teacher’s guide for the secondary classroomLink opens in a new window (with A. Goodman, A. Wright, & A. Wright). London: Routledge.

Journal articles

2024. Religion and religious education on the journey to the ideal society. Analysis.

2023. LGBT-inclusive education in liberal pluralist societiesLink opens in a new window. Journal of Applied Philosophy 40(3), 550-568.

2019. Dietary double-thinkLink opens in a new window. Think 18 (52), 75-80.

Book chapters

Forthcoming. Forming an orderly queue: Remedying educational inequality in the post-Covid world. In The Future of Education: Reimagining Its Aims and Responsibilities.Link opens in a new window New York: Oxford University Press.

2023. Political Philosophy. In Short Cuts: Philosophy, ed. Laura D'Olimpio, 106-119, London: IconBooks.

2022. Teaching liberal values: The case of promoting ‘British values’ in schoolsLink opens in a new window. In Liberal Democratic Education: A Paradigm in Crisis, ed. J. Culp, J. Drerup, I. de Groot, A. Schinkel, & D.Yacek, 47-66, Paderborn, Germany: Brill mentis.

2019. Truth in science and ‘truth’ in religion: An enquiry into student views on different types of truth-claimLink opens in a new window. In Science and Religion in Education, ed. B. Billingsley, K. Chappell & M. J. Reiss, 123-139, London: Springer.

2018. ‘Words that wound’ in the classroom: Should they be silenced or discussed?Link opens in a new window In The Value and Limits of Academic Speech: Philosophical, Political, and Legal Perspectives, ed. D. A. Downs & C. W. Surprenant, 167-186, London: Routledge.

Edited collection

Forthcoming [under contract; expected 2024]. The Future of Education: Reimagining Its Aims and Responsibilities.Link opens in a new window New York: Oxford University Press.

Book review

Examples of blog posts