Dr. McCullagh’s research explores ways of thinking about social, ecological, and political community and the formation of subjectivities and capacities for action. Her work involves the philosophical analysis of concepts and discourses; she has worked on the concepts of habit, attention, political space, empathy, heterogeneity, plurality, and solidarity. Her work in ecological justice considers how concepts such as justice, solidarity, and political space are open to contestation and modification by social and ecological thinking which contests the disavowal of the ethical and political significance of human relations with the more than human world. Recently she has been working on projects that critically interrogate how contemporary extinction discourses shape social and political imaginations, one of which analyzes the temporality of extinction discourse. In another current project, McCullagh is developing the concept of posthuman grace to reorient how we think the political subject as constituted by and acting with and in virtue of heterogeneous others.
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):