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M.C. (Maeve) McKeown, PhD

Assistant Professor in Political Theory
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Who is responsible for global structural injustice? This is the question that motivates my research. Through engagement with Iris Marion Young’s “social connection model” of responsibility ­– the idea that individuals bear political responsibility for structural injustices they are connected to – I explore the responsibilities of individuals, as well as corporate actors. I am writing my first book on this topic, With Power Comes Responsibility: The Politics of Structural Injustice (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming). I also have research interests in reparations for slavery and intersectional feminism.

I am an Assistant Professor in Political Theory at Campus Fryslân, an interdisciplinary faculty at the University of Groningen. Previously, I was a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and Director of Studies in Philosophy at Newnham College, Cambridge; a Junior Research Fellow at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, where I founded the St Hilda’s Feminist Salon; a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Justitia Amplificata, Goethe University Frankfurt; and a Teaching Associate in Ethics and World Politics at the University of Cambridge. I did my PhD and MA in Political Theory at UCL (University College London). My undergraduate degree was in Politics and International Relations at the University of Manchester.

Other positions

Member of YAG
Member of APSA
Member of SWIP
Member of the Society of Authors
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Contact information

Wirdumerdijk 34
8911 CE Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

Campus Fryslan

Job title:
Assistant Professor in Political Theory