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Mr Johann Go

Roles and subjects

Lecturer in Political Theory



Academic Background

BA, BHSc Auckland, MPhil Oxford

Johann is the Stipendiary Lecturer in Political Theory at Jesus College. He is also a Rhodes Scholar and doctoral candidate in political philosophy, based in Worcester College and the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Johann completed an MPhil in Political Theory with Distinction at the University of Oxford in 2021. Prior to joining the Department of Politics and International Relations, Johann was the inaugural Provost’s Scholar (2018) at Worcester College, University of Oxford and Academic Visitor in Political Theory (2019). Johann completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Auckland (New Zealand), where he obtained a BA in Philosophy and Politics, as well as a BHSc in Public Health.

Undergraduate Teaching

Introduction to the Theory of Politics

Theory of Politics

Advanced Paper in Theories of Justice


Postgraduate Teaching

Philosophy and Public Policy, Foundations of Political Philosophy

Research Interests

Johann’s academic interests lie broadly in contemporary moral and political philosophy. His interests are in the broad area of global justice, particularly normative questions related to global health and distributive justice. He is also interested in all aspects of applied and normative ethics, methodology in political philosophy, and the intersection between ethics and public policy.

The current focus of his doctoral research is on the demands of justice in global health.



Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:

See also the departmental website and Johann’s website.