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Anneloes Hoff

Senior Research Fellow

Main Fields of Research:

Business and Human Rights; Political and Legal Anthropology; Colombia

Academic Career:

Since October 2020: Senior Research Fellow at the MPIL



2016–2020: DPhil Socio-Legal Studies, Centre for Socio-legal Studies, University of Oxford

  • Thesis: 'Power, Fragility and Corporate Social Responsbility: An Ethnography of a Mining Corporation in Colombia'

2015–2016: MPhil Socio-Legal Research, Centre for Socio-legal Studies, University of Oxford

2011–2014: BA (Hons) Liberal Arts and Sciences (summa cum laude), University College Roosevelt (Middelburg, the Netherlands)

  • 2014 Global Winner, International Relations and Politics, The Global Undergraduate Awards
  • 2013 Highly Commended Entrant, International Relations and Politics, The Global Undergraduate Awards



Jun–Aug 2019: Visiting researcher at the Faculty of Legal Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia)

Aug 2012–Jan 2013: Visiting student at Lund University (Sweden)



2020: Research Assistant, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford

2019: Fellow, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

2018–2019: Research Assistant, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

2015: Research Intern - Business and Human Rights, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)



22 Oct 2021

Corporate Human Rights Responsibility in Supply Chains: Dutch Developments

Panelist for "New Developments regarding Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights Violations: From Judge-Made Expansions of Common Law to Statutory Codification", Canadian Council on International Law Annual Conference


16 Sep 2021

Legal Anthropology and IR Norms Research: Resonance and Friction

Congress of the German Political Science Association (DVPW) 2021


21 Jun 2021

'Going Dutch': The new mandatory human rights due diligence initiative in the Netherlands

MPIL Referentenbesprechung


07 Jun 2021

Reducing is Caring: The Dutch Climate Case against Shell

MPIL Referentenbesprechung, with Angelo Jr Golia


05 May 2021

Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: Developments in Germany

Moderator and organizer


Webinar: Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: Developments in Germany

19 Apr 2021

A mining corporation on the defensive: An ethnography of corporate power and mining resistance in Colombia

MPIL Referentenbesprechung


10 Feb 2021

The 'vulnerable' corporation? Ethnographic insights on corporate power in the face of anti-mining activism in Colombia

SPEED Seminar, NOVA School of Law


04 Mar 2020

The Dutch Child Labour Due Diligence Law: Key elements, comparative perspective, limitations and critiques



Webinar: Call for EU Human Rights Due Diligence Legislation: What can be learnt from France and the Netherlands?

03 Sep 2019

Corporate fragility, anti-mining activism and the defence of capital in Colombia

Conference of the UK Association of Social Anthropologists (ASA)


01 Aug 2019

'Yo creo en la minería bien hecha': Los defensores del capital

Seminario Permanente del Doctorado en Ciencias Jurídicas, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana


14 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018

'We should be mining evangelists': Local defenders of a contested corporation

Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)


31 May 2018 - 01 Juni 2018

The responsibility to respect human rights in practice: Insights from inside a mining multinational

INFAR Conference 'Human Rights Inside and Outside'

The Hague

01 Feb 2018

'The face of the corporation': Understanding corporate-community relations through the eyes of villager-employees

Latin American Anthropology Seminar Series


Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

Conference co-organizer (with Janne Mende) 'Human Rights Responsibilities beyond the State. Pushing the Boundaries of Public and Private', online, 10.06.2021 - 11.06.2021

Rapporteur at Expert Roundtable on 'Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence in Practice', University of Oxford, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, online, 16.02.2021

Panel convenor 'Global Capital as a Local Challenge: The Anthropology of Corporations', Conference of the UK Association of Social Anthropologists (ASA), Norwich, 03.09.2019

Panel discussant 'Tensions between investment law and human rights and environment', Conference 'Resistencia a proyectos de desarrollo en América Latina: Balance del papel del derecho' [Resistance to development projects in Latin America: Taking stock of the role of law], Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, 09.08.2019


  • ESRC 1+3 Studentship (2015-2019)
  • VSBfonds Scholarship (2015-2017)
  • Oxford Law Faculty Graduate Assistance Fund Award (2015-2016)


Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association



Dutch (native), English (C2), Spanish (C1), German (C1), French (B2), Swedish (B1/B2)

Research network

Founder of the Oxford Business and Human Rights Network


  • Coder/Policy Interpreter, Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT), Blavatnik School of Government (2020-2021)
  • Judge, Anthropology category, The Undergraduate Awards (2018)
  • International Observer for the Colombian Peace Plebiscite (Tolima), Misión de Observación Electoral (Oct 2016)