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, and Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. He is also Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. 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), When States Take Back Rights (2020) (edited with Emilien Fargues and Elke Winter), and (with Randall Hansen) Immigration and Asylum (2005), a three volume encyclopedia.
His published research has dealt with issues of asylum, deportation, citizenship, banishment, globalization, and statelessness and has appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Government and Opposition, Political Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Citizenship Studies, as well as several anthologies of influential academic writing in migration studies and in international relations.
He has held visiting professor positions at Monash University, the University of Toronto, and the University of New South Wales. He has written articles for The Guardian, the Sydney Morning Herald, and is a frequent contributor to the World Politics Review.
Should citizenship be conditional? The ethics of denationalization
Matthew J Gibney, (2013), The Journal of Politics, 75 (3), 646 - 658
Deprivation of Citizenship through a Political Lens
Matthew J Gibney, (2020), The World’s Stateless 2020: Deprivation of Nationality, 207 - 210
When States Take Rights Back: Citizenship Revocation and Its Discontents
Émilien Fargues, Elke Winter, Matthew J Gibney (editors), (2020)
Banishment and the pre-history of legitimate expulsion power
Matthew J Gibney, (2019), Citizenship Studies
The Duties of Refugees
Matthew J Gibney, (2019), The Political Philosophy of Refuge, 132 - 153
Denationalisation and discrimination
Matthew J Gibney, (2019), Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Professor Gibney teaches courses for the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and supervises DPhil students in Development Studies, Politics, and Migration Studies. He is particularly interested in hearing from students proposing doctoral research that combines normative (analytical) political theory and empirical issues relating to refugees, migration, or citizenship.