Matthew J Gibney
BEc, MPhil, PhD
Elizabeth Colson Professor of Politics and Forced Migration; RSC DIRECTOR
Matthew J Gibney is Professor of Politics and Forced Migration at the University of Oxford, Official Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. He specialises in the political and ethical issues raised by refugees, citizenship, and migration control. Born in Melbourne, Australia, he was educated at Monash University (BEc (Hons)) and, as a Commonwealth Scholar, at King’s College, University of Cambridge (MPhil; PhD).
Matthew is the author of many scholarly articles, chapters and books, including The Ethics and Politics of Asylum (2004), Globalizing Rights (2003), which has been translated into Italian and Spanish, The Normative, Historical and Political Contours of Deportation (2013) (edited with Bridget Anderson and Emanuela Paoletti) and (with Randall Hansen) Immigration and Asylum (2005), a three volume encyclopedia.
His published research has dealt with issues of asylum, deportation, citizenship, globalization, and statelessness and has appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Government and Opposition, Political Studies and Citizenship Studies, as well as several anthologies of influential academic writing in migration studies and in international relations.
Matthew has given keynote lectures across the world and his work and views have been cited by the New York Times, the BBC, the Australian, the Toronto Globe and Mail and CBC Radio in Canada, amongst other media. He has held visiting professor positions at Monash University, the University of Toronto, and the University of New South Wales. He was Director of Oxford’s International Summer School in Forced Migration for almost ten years.
Should citizenship be conditional? The ethics of denationalization
Matthew J Gibney, (2013), The Journal of Politics, 75 (3), 646 - 658
The ethics of refugees
Matthew J Gibney, (2018), Philosophy Compass
Matthew J Gibney, (2017), The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship, 358 - 383
The Unworthy Citizen
Bridget Anderson and Matthew J Gibney, (2017), Within and Beyond Citizenship: Borders, Membership and Belonging
Refugees and justice between states
Matthew J Gibney, (2015), European Journal of Political Theory, 1 - 17
Beware states piercing holes into citizenship
Matthew Gibney (Audrey Macklin & Rainer Baubock, editors), (2015), The Return of Banishment: Do the New Denationalisation Policies Weaken Citizenship?
Professor Matthew J Gibney teaches courses for the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.
Matthew also lectures on the core course in 'Development Studies' for the MPhil in Development Studies.
Matthew currently supervises the following DPhil students: