Dr Sara Van Goozen
Associate Lecturer

Profile

Biography

Sara graduated from Maastricht University with a BA(Hons) in History and Politics. She then moved to Manchester, where she completed an MA and then a PhD in Political Theory at the University of Manchester. 
 
Sara's research focuses on topics in contemporary just war theory and global ethics more generally - in her PhD thesis, she asked to what extent just combatants can be required to bear risk in order to reduce collateral damage to innocent non-combatants. She is also interested in various other areas in contemporary political theory, such as the literatures on political obligation and sovereignty.

Research

Overview

Sara's research covers three general areas: contemporary just war theory; global ethics, in particular relating to issues surrounding migration, poverty, and climate change; and the justification of state authority (both over individuals, and over territory). She is also keen to explore the intersections of her (normative) work on these topics and work being done by those studying the international realm from different perspectives.

Teaching

Undergraduate

Introduction to Political Theory
Foundations of International Thought

Postgraduate

Ethics & World Politics

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Contact details

Sara Van Goozen
Department of Politics
University of York
YORK
YO10 5DD

sara.vangoozen@york.ac.uk

Feedback and Guidance hours (Autumn term) in room D/N/141 - Mondays 14:30-15:30 & Wednesdays 10:30-11:30