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Miriam Bankovsky

Senior Lecturer in Politics, La Trobe University

Miriam Bankovsky is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Her research and teaching expertise lies in philosophy, political theory, and the history of economic and political thought. She has authored a number of scholarly works in these disciplines, including Perfecting Justice in Rawls, Habermas and Honneth: A Deconstructive Perspective (Hbk Continuum 2012, Pbk Bloomsbury 2013), and two books (co-edited with Alice Le Goff) on recognition theory and French philosophy. From 2013 to 2018, she was an ARC DECRA fellow, and in 2017, she received the Australasian Association of Philosophy's "Annette Baier Prize" for her work on economic envy. She is currently writing a manuscript provisionally entitled The Family, Ethics and Economics: An Unorthodox History. Miriam's articles have appeared in journals across politics, philosophy and economics, including Philosophy & Social Criticism, Journal of Applied Philosophy, History of Political Economy, and Cambridge Journal of Economics.


  • 2010–present
    Senior lecturer in politics, La Trobe University
  • 2009–2010
    Lecturer in philosophy, UNSW


  • 2009 
    UNSW/ University of Paris Ouest Nanterre, Cotutelle PhD in political philosophy
  • 2005 
    University of Paris Ouest Nanterre, Masters in philosophy
  • 2002 
    ANU, BA with honours in philosophy