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Maeve McKeown is a political theorist based in London. She is currently a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge.

As a political theorist, Maeve researches individuals’ responsibilities for global injustice. Before joining Cambridge University in 2019, she held a Junior Research Fellowship at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford and a Postdoctoral Research fellowship at Justitia Amplificata, Goethe University Frankfurt. She obtained her PhD from UCL (University College London) in 2015. Maeve has published in The Journal of Social Philosophy, European Journal of Political Theory and the International Encyclopedia of Ethics.

Maeve is the editor of Stephen Jeffreys’ Playwriting: Structure, Character, How and What to Write (Nick Hern Books, 2019). She is the co-author of the study guide Page to Stage: Our Country’s Good. She was an editor at New Left Project for three years, and the Administrator, Education Manager and PA to the Artistic Director at Out of Joint Theatre Company.

Maeve is a proud feminist and anti-racist activist. She is the founder of the St Hilda’s Feminist Salon and is a member of the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign. She is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland.