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Annette Zimmermann

DPhil student
DPhil in Politics

Research Interests: My research is located at the intersection of contemporary debates in contemporary political philosophy (with a focus on democratic theory), the ethics of risk, and legal philosophy.

I am an ESRC-funded doctoral student in political philosophy, specialising in democratic theory, the ethics of migration, and the ethics of risk. My thesis ("Redefining Democratic Boundaries: Why Affected Interests Justify Participation Rights") is supervised by Cécile Fabre, David Miller, and Daniel Butt. I hold a BA in Political Science from the Free University Berlin and an MPhil in Political Theory from the University of Oxford, and I have previously worked at Yale University as a Teaching Fellow and Visiting Assistant in Reseach (supervised by Karuna Mantena).

Annette Zimmermann


'Economic Participation Rights and the All-Affected Principle', Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric, special issue "Inclusion, Deliberation and Representation across Borders", ed. Tomer Perry, commissioned article pending final peer review.

'Civil Disobedience; For Citizens Only?', MPhil thesis, University of Oxford. Supervised by Jeremy Waldron.

'Hannah Arendt's theory of a right to have rights: human dignity as a proto-political concept', BA thesis, Free University Berlin. Supervised by Bernd Ladwig.