KNIESS, Johannes Eduardo


Max Weber Fellow 2019-2020

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-681 (ext: 2681)
Office: VPA 006

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Political and Social Sciences
Mentor: Andrea Sangiovanni
Thematic Group: Ideas, Concepts and Theory


Johannes Kniess is a Max Weber Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Sciences. His research and teaching interests are primarily in contemporary political theory.

His work falls into two main areas. The first is justice in health, in particular questions surrounding inequalities in health and life expectancy, state paternalism, and individual responsibility for health. The second area is global justice and human rights. During his time as a Max Weber Fellow, he will be working on a research project that focuses on international trade, global health policy, and the right to health.

Johannes received his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2017. In 2015, he was a visiting research student at Harvard University. He also holds an MSc in Political Theory from Oxford, and a Diploma in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin. Prior to coming to the EUI, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University.

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