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Morten Fibieger Byskov

Postdoctoral Researcher in International Politics, University of Warwick

Morten is currently working with the Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Their project concerns how the lack of Indigenous knowledge within national and international climate adaptation policies constitutes an 'epistemic injustice'.

Morten has previously received his PhD as an affiliated scholar at the Department of Practical Philosophy at Utrecht University under the supervision of Prof. Ingrid Robeyns. His main research area is the intersection between human development theory (particularly Amartya Sen's capability approach), democratic theory and philosophy. Morten graduated as a master of arts in Applied Philosophy at University of Copenhagen and completed his bachelor degree in Philosophy, Anthropology and Ethnography at Aarhus University. As part of his studies he completed an internship at the permanent delegation of Denmark to UNESCO in Paris, France in 2011.

Morten is a member of the executive board of the International Development Ethics Association; co-coordinator of the Foundational Issues in the Capability Approach thematic group of the Human Development and Capability Association; and co-founder of the European Development Ethics Network.

He is working on the project ‘Remedying Injustice in Indigenous Climate Adaptation Planning,’ which is funded by the British Academy's Tackling the UK’s International Challenges programme (IC2\100139). The project looks at injustices that are suffered by indigenous peoples in relation to climate adaptation and how they can be addressed through national and international climate strategies.

His specialties include philosophical analysis, normative and applied ethics, qualitative analysis, field studies, multiculturalism, social and political philosophy, migration, community and identity, international and human development, capability approach, multi-dimensional poverty,


  • –present
    Postdoctoral researcher, University of Warwick


  • 2016 
    Utrecht University, PhD in applied philosophy