I am assistant professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at Tilburg University.
I completed my PhD in Philosophy at Tilburg University. Before that, I did an MA at Erasmus University, an MSc at the Stockholm School of Economics, and a BA at University College Utrecht.
I have held positions at Utrecht University and Erasmus University Rotterdam. I have been on research visits to Gothenburg University, Oxford, Pompeu Fabra University, and Yale.
My research is in moral and political philosophy. I mainly work on topics in distributive justice, particularly on desert, egalitarianism, and property. I also have a research interest in the ethics of markets, the meaning and future of work, moral status, personal identity, the value of life and death, and wellbeing.
I am currently working on a monograph on meritocracy that will initially appear in Dutch, titled Je verdiende loon? (Earning What You Deserve?) and a number of papers on desert and luck egalitarianism (listed at the bottom of the ‘research’ page). If you are interested in reading a draft version of a paper, feel free to get in touch.
I am the secretary and treasurer of the Netherlands Centre for Dialogue, a foundation that stimulates and facilitates dialogues about divisive issues in Dutch society. The centre was founded in 1949 by former hostages in the St. Michielsgestel camp during World War II. I am treasurer of the young and democratic labor union Alternatief voor Vakbond (AVV), which aims to actively involve employees who are not members by allowing them to vote on proposed collective labor agreements and working closely with workers’ councils. I am a member of the editorial oversight board of the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, the international, peer-reviewed journal of the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economic.
You can email me on H [dot] M [dot] Brouwer [miukumauku] tilburguniversity [dot] edu. You can also, if you like, connect with me on LinkedIn.
I tweet on @BrouwerHuub.