Staff Profile:Dr Matthew Cull

Dr Matthew Cull
Job Title:
Postdoctoral Researcher in Ethics
  • Researcher on the Son Preference in the UK Project.
Areas of Interest:
  • Feminist Theory
  • Social and Political Philosphy
  • Epistemology
  • Trans Studies
  • Philosophy of Language
Research groups / Centres:

Human Geography Research Cluster


Son Preference in the UK


Key Facts:

Matthew works on social and political philosophy, bringing together trans, feminist, and Marxist theory. They have interests in a variety of areas, including social epistemology, social metaphysics, policy, and the history of analytic philosophy.

Their current work on the Son Preference in the UK project draws on empirical work, alongside theoretical developments on topics such as adaptive preferences, trans studies, and sexuality studies.

Matthew recently finished a PhD on the metaphysics of gender at the University of Sheffield, developing a position called 'ameliorative semantic pluralism'. Their other previous work includes publications in journals such as Social Epistemology (, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly (, The Journal of Social Ontology (, and Inquiry (


PhD (The University of Sheffield)
MA (Queen's University Canada
MA(Hons)(The University of St Andrews)


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