Justice Everywhere is run by a cooperative of political theorists and philosophers with a diverse array of interests. Details of our authors are listed below.

We also collaborate with the Journal of Applied Philosophy (JOAP). JOAP is a unique forum for philosophical research that seeks to make a constructive contribution to problems of practical concern. Open to the expression of diverse viewpoints, it brings the identification, justification, and discussion of values to bear on a broad spectrum of issues in environment, medicine, science, policy, law, politics, economics and education. JOAP publishes in all areas of applied philosophy, and posts accessible summaries of its recent articles on Justice Everywhere.

List of House Authors

To see a list of each author’s blog posts, click their name under the picture

avatar for Alexandru VolacuAlexandru Volacu

Alexandru Volacu is an Associate Professor at the University of Bucharest and Director of the Bucharest Center for Political Theory. His research interests mainly revolve around several topics: the ethics of voting, theories of justice, and the ideal/non-ideal theory debate.

avatar for Anca GheausAnca Gheaus

I work on various issues concerning justice. I am particularly interested in the relevance of personal relationships to moral and political philosophy. I published papers about gender justice, parental rights and duties, the nature and value of childhood, the goods of work and the ideal-non-ideal theory debate.

avatar for Andrew WaltonAndrew Walton

Andrew Walton is Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy in the Politics Department at Newcastle University. His research centres on questions of economic ethics and justice in housing policy.

avatar for Angie PepperAngie Pepper

Angie Pepper is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Roehampton. Angie works on issues to do with the rights of nonhuman animals and what we owe to them as a matter of interspecies justice. Her recent work focuses on the normative significance of nonhuman animal agency; in other words, she is interested in what other animals do and why it matters morally, socially, and politically.

avatar for Costanza PorroCostanza Porro

Costanza is a British Academy postdoctoral fellow at MANCEPT at the University of Manchester. Previously, she was postdoctoral fellow at the department of philosophy of the University of Hamburg. She completed a PhD in Law at King's College London in 2019. Her research interests lie at the intersection of moral philosophy, political and social philosophy, feminist philosophy and the philosophy of criminal punishment. Her current research explores how the fact of our common vulnerability and need of care shapes the way in which we should conceive an egalitarian society.

avatar for David YarrowDavid Yarrow

David Yarrow is a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, having completed a PhD at the University of Warwick in 2018. His research focuses on the emergence of post-growth accounting systems, and more broadly how economic thought frames political and ethical discourse in contemporary societies.

avatar for Elisa PirasElisa Piras

Elisa is Senior Researcher at the EURAC Center for Advanced Studies, in Bolzano Bozen. Previously, she has been Research Fellow in Political Philosophy at Sant'Anna School for Advanced Studies (Pisa) from 2017 to 2022. She has also worked as a Research Fellow and Teaching Assistant in History of Political Thought at the Department of Social and Political Science of Bologna University. Her research interests include contemporary theories of justice, theories of global order, international ethics, foreign policy analysis, theories of public opinion and political epistemology.

avatar for Fay NikerFay Niker

Fay is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Stirling. Before taking up this role, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of ethics, moral psychology, and social and political philosophy.

avatar for Julia HermannJulia Hermann

I am an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Previously I have held research and teaching positions at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice, Maastricht University, Utrecht University and Eindhoven University of Technology. I hold a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. My husband and I live in Baarn, a village in the province of Utrecht, together with our two daughters Philine and Romy.

avatar for Katarina Pitasse FragosoKatarina Pitasse Fragoso

Katarina Pitasse Fragoso is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the São Paulo University (Brazil). Her researcher is attached to the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM/CEBRAP), and financed by the FAPESP-fund. Her work has concentrated on issues of relational inequalities, poverty and public policy.

avatar for Leonie SmithLeonie Smith

Leonie Smith is a Leverhulme Early Career researcher in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. Her work centres on the epistemic, ontological and material harms faced by people living in poverty and on the margins of society (within the UK and globally). Prior to returning to Manchester in 2022, Leonie was a Lecturer in Philosophy at Cardiff University.

Find out more about her work here: http://stirlingbus.com/leoniesmith/

avatar for Mark SattaMark Satta

Mark Satta is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His research interests include epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of law, ethics, and social and political philosophy, broadly construed.

avatar for Michael BennettMichael Bennett

I am a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. I have worked on the justification of democracy, the relationship between democracy and the market, and the political theory of business corporations.

avatar for Nicolás BrandoNicolás Brando

Nicolás works on questions related to discrimination of and justice for vulnerable groups. He is particularly interested in issues related to the status of children in theories of justice. He is a Derby Fellow at the School of Law and Social Justice (University of Liverpool). He is currently working on a monograph entitled "A Political Theory of Childhood."

avatar for Peter DietschPeter Dietsch

Peter Dietsch is a philosopher and economist, and professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. His research focuses on issues of economic ethics, notably on tax justice, normative dimensions of monetary policy, and on income inequalities. Dietsch is the author of Catching Capital – The Ethics of Tax Competition (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-author of Do Central Banks Serve the People? (Polity Press, 2018), and co-editor of Global Tax Governance – What is Wrong with It and How to Fix It (ECPR Press, 2016). He has published numerous articles and book chapters, and is a regular contributor in the media on debates in his field. In 2017, Dietsch was nominated to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. Dietsch has held visiting positions at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (on a Humboldt fellowship), at the European University Institute in Florence, and at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

avatar for Pierre-Etienne VandammePierre-Etienne Vandamme

Currently postdoc at KU Leuven, I hold a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Louvain (Belgium). My main research interests are democratic theory, theories of justice, and civic education.

avatar for Polaris KoiPolaris Koi

I am a Senior Researcher in ethics in the Nudging for Climate research consortium, at the University of Turku, Finland. My chief philosophical interests are agency and self-control, psychiatry, neuroethics, and behavioural policy.

avatar for Robert SimpsonRobert Simpson

I’m an Associate Professor in Philosophy at University College London; before coming to London in 2018 I was a Lecturer in Philosophy at Monash University (2013-17), and a Visiting Assistant Professor in Law and Philosophy at the University of Chicago (2015). My interests mainly lie in social and political philosophy, with a particular focus on free speech and the philosophical (moral, epistemological) foundations of liberalism.

avatar for Sara Van GoozenSara Van Goozen

I am a lecturer in political philosophy at the University of York. My research interests are in global ethics, just war theory and global justice. My book "Distributing the Harm of Just Wars" is out now with Routledge.
I am the editor of Justice Everywhere's series on pedagogy and the practice of teaching philosophy, Teaching Philosophy in the 21st Century.

avatar for Shuk Ying ChanShuk Ying Chan

Shuk Ying Chan is a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University. Her research sits at the intersection of 20th century anticolonial thought, theories of global justice; questions of empire and race; and ideas of equality and self-determination. Her curent book project, Postcolonial Global Justice, explores the moral and political implications of decolonization as an unfinished project of global justice.

avatar for Temi OgunyeTemi Ogunye

Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford

avatar for Thomas FerrettiThomas Ferretti

I am a Lecturer in Ethics and Sustainable Business at the University of Greenwich (UK). Before that, I taught for five years at the London School of Economics. My work specialises in moral and political philosophy, business ethics, and AI ethics. I hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy from UCLouvain (BEL, 2016). Read more: https://www.thomasferretti.com/

avatar for Viktor IvankovićViktor Ivanković

Viktor is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb. His main research interest is on the ethics of nudging, namely, the institutional requirements for nudge permissibility. His other interests are in distributive justice and bioethics.

avatar for Yashar SaghaiYashar Saghai

I am an Iranian-American-French Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and an Associate Senior Scholar at The Millennium Project: Global Futures Studies and Research, a Washigton, DC-based global think-tank. From 2013 till 2018, I worked at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. I hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Georgetown University and graduate degrees in History of Philosophy (Sorbonne) and Medical Ethics (University Paris XII). My work focuses on the philosophy of anticipation and ethics/political philosophy applied to the digitalization of the justice system, food and agriculture, public health, and choice architecture.

avatar for Zsuzsanna ChappellZsuzsanna Chappell

My current research interest is in ethical issues related to mental illness and psychiatry. In the past I have written on democratic theory and deliberative democracy. I held positions at the London School of Economics and the University of Manchester. Currently I work as an independent scholar.