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Kieran Oberman

Kieran Oberman
Dr Kieran Oberman
Lecturer in Politics
Room 4.23 Chrystal Macmillan Building UK EH8 9LD
Research Interests
Political theory, Political philosophy, Global justice, just war theory, Immigration, Immigration and asylum policy, Distributive justice, Social justice

I joined Edinburgh University in September 2013.  Before coming to Edinburgh, I was a Teaching Fellow in Political Theory at University College Dublin.  I obtained my DPhil in Politics from Oxford University and have since held positions at the University of Louvain, Stanford University and the Asian University for Women.

At Edinburgh, I play an active role in both the Just World Institute and the Political Theory Research Group

I write aricles for public forum websites such as OpenDemocracy and the Just World Institute.  These articles seek to apply ideas from political philosophy to contemporary public affairs.

Edinburgh is a fantastic place to do political theory.  If you are considering studying for a PhD in political theory at Edinburgh or simply wish to find out more please see our website 


  • DPhil Politics (Oxford)
  • MPhil Politics (Oxford)
  • BA Politics (Swansea)


Working Papers

To download/view my working papers please go to my page or my SSRN page.

PhD Superversion

I am happy to supervise students working in contemporary political theory, particularly on distributive justice, egalitarianism, immigration, territorial rights, just war theory and global poverty.  For further information see

If you are interested in being supervised by Kieran Oberman, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Politics