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Kerstin Reibold

Stipendiat Department of Philosophy
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Areas of Specialization: Territorial rights; Indigenous Rights; Self-respect and Relational Equality; Ethics of Forgiveness and Reconciliation; Trust and Historic Injustice


General areas of interest: Social and political philosophy, Feminist philosophy, Philosophy of race.

Philosophy seminars:

  • Territorial rights and Colonialism
  • Social Contract Theory and its critics
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction to Social Philosophy
  • Introduction to Theoretical Philosophy

Interdisciplinary seminars:

  • Multiculturalism (philosophy and law)
  • Historic Injustice and Trauma (philosophy and literature)
  • Territorial Rights and Territorial Conflicts (philosophy and politics)

I have studied philosophy, politics, and German literature and linguistics at the University of Mannheim, Heidelberg, and Essex. During my PhD, I have spent research stays at Queen's University (Kingston, ON), the University of Oslo, and Princeton University.

My work within the “Globalizing Minority Rights” project is at the intersection of philosophy and political science. It analyses the justification of indigenous rights to land and self-determination.  Specifically, it examines how and why experiences of historic injustice change what counts as justice today and how this enables different theories of justice to accommodate indigenous rights.

  • Reibold, Kerstin. Why indigenous land rights have not been superseded - a critical application of Waldron’s theory of supersession. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP) 2019. ISSN 1369-8230.s 1 - 16.s doi: 10.1080/13698230.2019.1697842.

  • Reibold, Kerstin. Two Kinds of Forgiveness. Brill Academic Publishers 2019 ISBN 978-1-84888-171-6.s 35 - 44.s doi: 10.1163/9781848881716_006.

    • “Welfare egalitarianism and indigenous land rights”, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric, forthcoming.
    • "Why indigenous land rights have not been superseded. A critical application of Waldron's supersession thesis", CRISPP (doi.10.1080/13698230.2019.1697842)
    • "Two kinds of forgiveness“ in Forgiveness: Philosophy, Psychology and the Arts, ed.Timothy McHenry and Charlotte Bruun Thingholm (Brill: 2019)
    • “Can naturalistic theories of human rights accommodate the indigenous right to self-determination?“ in Moral and Political Conceptions of Human Rights: Implications for Theory and Practice, ed. Reidar Maliks and Johan Karlsson Schaffer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).
    • “Two kinds of forgiveness“ in Forgiveness: Philosophy, Psychology and the Arts, ed.Timothy McHenry and Charlotte Bruun Thingholm (Oxford: ID Press, 2013).

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