Christine Hobden


Christine Hobden – Lecturer

Hons BA, MA (UKZN), DPhil (Oxon).
Email: chobden@ufh.ac.za

Dr Christine Hobden is a political philosopher whose research interests include global justice, citizenship, collective responsibility, equality, international normative thought, and the brain drain crisis. She has recently been awarded an Iso Lomso Fellowship at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study (2019 – 2022) working on the project, “Citizenship, International Justice, and the View from the South”. (Hyperlink: https://stias.ac.za/fellows/christine-hobden/)

Hobden completed her DPhil thesis under the supervision of Prof. David Miller and Prof. Cecile Fabre at Nuffield College, Oxford in September 2015. Her thesis, ‘States, Citizens & Global Injustice: The Political Channels of Responsibility’, sets out an account of the duties of states to each other, and the consequent responsibilities that citizens of liberal western democracies acquire. Dr Hobden was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Italy, under the mentorship of Prof. Rainer Baübock. Her early training was at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where she completed a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Law, and a BA Honours and MA in Philosophy. Following this she read for an MPhil in Political Theory at St Antony’s College, Oxford.

Dr Hobden has teaching interests in contemporary Political Philosophy, History of Political Thought, and Philosophy of Education. Her current projects include a book manuscript, Citizenship in a Globalized World, a chapter for an edited volume on Sovereignty, and an interdisciplinary collaboration on citizens’ views of global justice duties (co-authored with Dr Stefanie Reher, University of Strathclyde).

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Personal Website: http://www.christinehobden.co.za