Lisa is currently working on a new research project about selfishness and gender. She is focusing on the cultural meanings ascribed to female figures who espouse a philosophy of selfishness, including the French Decadent writer Rachilde, the American prophet of capitalism Ayn Rand, and the late British Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
In November 2014, Lisa delivered her inaugural lecture (a professor’s public address to her academic community and interested others) at the University of Birmingham on this topic.
You can watch Lisa’s inaugural lecture on YouTube here.
An article about the lecture appeared in the Times Higher Education here.
Lisa intends to develop the project presented in her lecture into a book during her 2 semesters of research leave in the academic year 2015-16.