Contact email: ncowen<at>lincoln<dot>ac<dot>uk

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln where I teach Key Social Science Concepts, Human Rights, Social Issues and Social Justice, Images of Crime and Applying Research.

I have a PhD from King's College London, a B.A. in Philosophy from University College London and an M.Phil. in Political Theory from the University of Oxford. I was a Fellow at the NYU School of Law from 2016 to 2019. I have published research, among other places, in the American Journal of Political Science, The British Journal of Criminology, and Polity. I also have work forthcoming in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

My research explores the epistemic challenges of maintaining a stable society with minimal reliance on the exercise of power. My work benefits from interdisciplinary collaboration, especially within the framework of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. My co-authors include Nancy Cartwright, Charles Delmotte, Aris Trantidis, Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay and Rachela Colosi.

Neoliberal Social Justice, my defence of commercial society on progressive grounds, is published by Edward Elgar and available from April 2021. Read chapter one here.

‘A landmark in our understanding of the relationship between ethical theories and practical politics’ - Michael C. Munger, Duke University