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Dr Emma Stone Mackinnon

University Lecturer in the History of Political Thought

Subject groups/Research projects

Political Thought and Intellectual History:

Departments and Institutes

Emmanuel College:


Part II Paper 5 / POL11: Political Philosophy and the History of Political Thought Since c. 1890

Key Publications

“Declaration as Disavowal: Race and Empire in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” Political Theory 47, no. 1 (February 2019): 57-81.

“Promise-Making and the History of Human Rights: Reading Arendt with Danto,” Humanity 9, no. 2 (Summer 2018).

“Arthur Danto as Human Rights Activist,” Blackwell Companion to Arthur C. Danto, ed. Jonathan Gilmore and Lydia Goehr, forthcoming

Other Publications

Review in Roundtable XXI-13 on Adom Getachew’s World-Making After Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination (Princeton University Press 2019), H-Diplo, November 2019.

“On the Language of Just War: A Reply to Whyte,” in Symposium on Jessica Whyte’s article “The ‘Dangerous Concept of the Just War’: Decolonization, Wars of National Liberation, and the Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions,” Humanity (online only), August 2019.