Author Archives: Annette Zimmermann

Conference: The Historical Rawls, May 26, Oxford – registration open now

Conference announcement: THE HISTORICAL RAWLS (May 26, 2017). Organised by Professor Teresa Bejan and Professor Sophie Smith (University of Oxford).

Registration is now open:

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Registration open: Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference 2016 – Feminism and (Political) Progress

Registration is now open for the Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference – Feminism and (Political) Progress, 13-14 May 2016.

Keynote: Dr Lorna Finlayson, University of Essex

Conference website:

Conference organising committee: Sarah Bufkin, Dan Iley-Williamson, Pietro Intropi, Jack Kellam, Johannes Kniess, Orlando Lazar-Gillard, Sabrina Martin, Maria Gomez Ruiz, Chi Chi Shi, Rebecca Shortt, Ross Speer, Annette Zimmermann


Friday, 13 May, 2016

10 a.m. Registration

10.45 a.m. Panel 1 | Seminar Room A
Chair: Sabrina Martin, Discussant: Professor Teresa Bejan

Lauren Power (University of Cambridge): “Maybe the fourth wave is online”: webbing everyday feminist practices

Rebecca Carson (Kingston University): Indigenous feminism and the problems of historical periodisation: who gets to claim the fourth wave?

12.00 p.m. Lunch | Common Room

12.45 p.m. Panel 2 | Seminar Room A
Chair: Chi Chi Shi, Discussant: Dr Sophie Smith

Julia Jeong Hyun Park (University of Oxford): Retroactive Justice in the Temporal Imagination: Time Discourse and the Silencing of the ‘Comfort Women’

Amelia Horgan (independent): “Just say no“: a genealogy of sexual consent

2.00 p.m. Tea Break | Common Room

2.15 p.m. Panel 3 | Lecture Theatre
Chair: Annette Zimmermann, Discussant: Dr Maeve McKeown

Melanie Brazell (Humboldt University Berlin/Transformative Justice Collective): Responsibility for Sexual Violence: Dialogues with I.M. Young and the Community Accountability Movement

Sanjana Govindarajan (University of Bayreuth): Structure before Virtue: Collective Solutions to Epistemic Injustice

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Conference: Civil Disobedience Beyond the State III: The Right of Resistance in a Globalised World (Oxford)

Liberal political philosophers have traditionally defended a narrow interpretation of civil disobedience, i.e. a concept that applies solely within the domestic sphere and that is subject to several other restrictive criteria. On this view, the ‘civil’ in ‘civil disobedience’ does not only mean ‘non-violent’, it also means ‘civic’: civil disobedience is seen as a practice that only citizens may permissibly engage in, offline and within the nation state, addressing their own governments and fellow citizens.

But recently, empirical developments which challenge established theoretical conceptions of civil disobedience have become increasingly salient. Examples for such developments include transnational social movements which practice civil disobedience to resist against not one, but several national jurisdictions or transnational and international institutions, or non-citizens who engage in civil disobedience in spite of the fact that they are often not seen as legitimate agents of such practices. In addition, several influential theoretical accounts of civil disobedience have emerged in the past few years that interpret the concept more widely.

In our international, interdisciplinary conference series called Civil Disobedience Beyond the State, we address these theoretical gaps by discussing contemporary accounts of civil disobedience and their normative implications in light of empirical challenges such as globalisation and digitalisation. After our workshops at the University of Amsterdam (2014) and at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin (2015), we will be hosting a third and final workshop at the University of Oxford (Nuffield College) on November 25th and 26th, 2015.


Please note that there is a separate registration page for Karuna Mantena’s keynote lecture.

PROGRAMME: (after the jump)

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