Dr Carl Knight
- Lecturer (Politics)
- Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Social Sciences Administration)
Carl has been Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Glasgow since January 2015. Prior to this he was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow also at Glasgow. He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester.
Carl's research interests are in political theory and ethics, with a particular focus on distributive justice. His publications include Luck Egalitarianism (single-authored monograph, Edinburgh University Press, 2009), Responsibility and Distributive Justice (co-edited with Zofia Stemplowska, Oxford University Press, 2011), and over twenty peer-reviewed articles. He is currently completing a book on luck and fairness.
- distributive justice
- global justice
- medical ethics
- climate change ethics
- methodology in moral and political theory
Justice and Reciprocity: Adam Smith Research Foundation Seedcorn Funding held May 2007 with monetary value of £1,000 (co-investigator with Simon McKenzie and Paul Graham).
Distributive Justice and Responsibility: British Academy Small Research Grant held June 2007-July 2008 with monetary value of £7,447 (principal investigator, Zofia Stemplowska was co-investigator).
Global Distributive Justice: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship held January 2011-December 2013 with monetary value of £232,557.
I will consider PhD proposals within most areas of political theory and political philosophy. My current PhD students (lead supervisor) are:
Luke Armstrong - autonomy and political liberalism (co-supervisor Dr Ben Colburn)
Wanpat Youngmevittaya - neutrality, state, and religion (co-supervisors Dr Myrto Tsakatika/Dr Craig Smith)
Jungbum Lee - empirical analysis of distributive justice theories (co-supervisor Prof Chris Carman)
In addition I regularly supervise undergraduate and taught postgraduate dissertations.
Politics 2A: History of Political Thought
Honours: Egalitarianism and its Critics
Honours: Global Distributive Justice
I co-lead the Political Philosophy and Theory Group at the University of Glasgow, a joint Politics and Philosophy research cluster which meets several times per semester to discuss the latest work from group members and visiting researchers.
I am a member of the editorial advisory group for the journal Res Publica.
I am also a member of the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group.
I am Exchange Officer for Politics.