Megan Blomfield

Department of Philosophy

Director of MA Political Theory

A head and shoulder portrait shot of Megan Blomfield. She has short hair and a black top on.
m.blomfield@sheffield.ac.uk

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Megan Blomfield
Department of Philosophy
45 Victoria Street
Sheffield
S3 7QB
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My research concerns global justice and the environment, focusing on the normative dimensions of climate change. My book on this topic, Global Justice, Natural Resources, and Climate Change, was published by Oxford University Press in May 2019. In the book, I ask what the world would look like if natural resources were shared fairly and then explain how this can help us to better understand the kind of problem that climate change presents and what a just response to it would look like. In related work, I investigate the connections between climate change and injustices such as colonialism. Other of my research interests include human-land relationships, territorial rights, justice in migration, feminist philosophy and philosophy of race.

I am also interested in questions of justice with respect to knowledge, uncertainty and learning. I have written about the ethical responsibilities of researchers in economics and climate engineering; and am currently working on a paper concerning epistemic injustice in asylum application credibility assessments.

Publications

Books

  • Blomfield MR (2019) Global Justice, Natural Resources, and Climate Change. Oxford University Press. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Blomfield MR (2015) Geoengineering in a climate of uncertainty In Moss J (Ed.), Climate Change and Justice (pp. 39-58). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Blomfield MR (2015) Climate change and the moral significance of historical injustice in natural resource governance In Maltais A & McKinnon C (Ed.), The ethics of climate governance (pp. 3-22). Rowman & Littlefield International, Ltd. RIS download Bibtex download

Book reviews

Website content

  • Blomfield M Environmental direct action and civil disobedience. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Blomfield M Climate Justice in Global Perspective. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Blomfield M The ethics of teaching climate ethics. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Blomfield M Fairness(es) and the INDCs. RIS download Bibtex download