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Dr Matthew Cull

M Cull

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 centres and groups

Environmental Science Research Division

Research projects

Son Preference in the UK


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 EpistemologyFeminist Philosophy QuarterlyThe Journal of Social Ontology, and Inquiry.


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