Dr. Katy WellsBack to People

Department: Politics and International Relations
College appointment: Fellow by Examination


Katy Wells did her BA in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and completed her DPhil in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford.  She was an Associate Lecturer at the University of York between 2015 and 2016, and joined Magdalen College as a Fellow by Examination in 2016.


My research interests are in contemporary political philosophy.  My doctoral research focussed on the question of whether we ought to treat any property rights as basic rights.  My next project considers the place of power inequalities in a society of equals. More broadly, I am interested in conceptual and normative questions to do with property, and with social justice and equality.  


“The Right to Personal Property”, Politics, Philosophy & Economics (forthcoming)