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Maeve McKeown

Maeve McKeown

(Phd, MA, BSocSci)

Junior Research Fellow in Political Theory
Political Theory
St Hilda's College

Maeve McKeown is a Junior Research Fellow in Political Theory. She did her undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations at the University of Manchester, and Masters and PhD in Political Theory at UCL (University College London).

Maeve’s PhD thesis, “Responsibility without Guilt: A Youngian Approach to Responsibility for Global Injustice,” is a critical development of Iris Marion Young’s theory of individuals’ political responsibility for global injustice, such as sweatshop labour and poverty. During the JRF she is developing this research into a book.

Her other research interests include reparations for historical injustice, particularly Caribbean slavery, and feminism. She co-edited a special issue, with Alasia Nuti, of the journal Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric on the topic “Global Justice: Radical Perspectives.”

Maeve was a member of the editorial collective New Left Project for three years, where she commissioned articles and series of articles, wrote feature articles and blog posts.

Class convener in 'Foundations of Political Philosophy,' Masters of Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government.

Undergraduate thesis supervision.

Post-doctoral research fellowship at “Justitia Amplificata,” Goethe University Frankfurt (2014-15) 

Teaching Associate, University of Cambridge (Michaelmas 2015)

  • "Iris Marion Young's "Social Connection Model of Responsibility: Clarifying the Meaning of Connection," Journal of Social Philosophy, (forthcoming)
  • "Sweatshop Labour as Global Structural Exploitation," in Monique Deveaux and Vida Panitch eds., Exploitation: From Practice to Theory, (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017)
  • “Global Structural Exploitation: Towards an Intersectional Definition,” Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric, Vol.9, No.2, 2016
  • “Individuals as Agents of Justice: The Political Responsibility to Participate in Global Civil Society,” in Ernest-Marie Mbonda and Theirry Ngosso eds., Théories de la Justice: Justice Globale, Agents de la Justice et Questions Genre, Séminaires Doctoraux de Yaoundé 2012-14, (Louvain: Presses Universitaires de Louvain, 2016)


Maeve is the convener of the St Hilda's Feminist Salon.

She is a member of the Society for Women in Philosophy, and an affiliated postdoc with Women in Humanities (WiH).