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Anneloes Hoff

Senior Research Fellow

hoff@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

Business and Human Rights; Political and Legal Anthropology; Colombia

Academic Career:

Since October 2020: Senior Research Fellow at the MPIL

 

EDUCATION

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

 

RESEARCH STAYS

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)

 

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

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)

Blogposts

Presentations

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

online

04 Mar 2020

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

Panel discussion ‘Call for EU Human Rights Due Diligence Legislation: What can be learnt from France and the Netherlands?’

London

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)

Norwich

01 Aug 2019

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

Seminario Permanente del Doctorado en Ciencias Jurídicas, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Bogotá

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)

Stockholm

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

London

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

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

Honours

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

Miscellaneous

Languages

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

Research network

Founder of the Oxford Business and Human Rights Network

Peer review

  • The Extractive Industries and Society
  • International Journal of Transitional Justice

Volunteering

  • Coder, 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)