Biography

Dr Mookherjee has a B.A. (Hons) in Law from Balliol College, Oxford University and MA and D.Phil degrees in Political Philosophy from the University of York. After completing her DPhil. thesis, and before arriving at Keele in September 2004, she held temporary teaching positions at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Stirling.

Research and scholarship

Dr Mookherjee’s main research interests are in contemporary political philosophy, and especially in issues of multiculturalism, feminism, citizenship, human rights and global justice. Her research is motivated by the aim of considering how attention to diverse identities and affiliations can help to clarify normative political concepts and ideals.

Main current projects focus on the cosmopolitan interpretation of the politics of recognition as a response to global poverty; an application of Simone de Beauvoir’s framework of recognition to religious diversity; and the multicultural interpretation of Amartya Sen’s capabilities approach.

Dr Mookherjee is a member of the Executive Committee of the UK Association of Social and Political Philosophy, and regularly referees papers for journals such as Res Publica, Hypatia and Politics, Religion and Ideology.

Teaching

  • Justice, Authority and Power (Level 1)
  • Freedom and Equality (Level 2)
  • Human Rights: Concepts, Norms and Identities (Level 3)
  • Feminist Theory (Level 3)
  • MA Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice

Selected Publications

  • Mookherjee M. 2018. Book Review: Liberalism in Practice: The Psychology and Pedagogy of Public Reason. PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICS, vol. 16(1), 214-215. link> doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2017. Multicultural and Postcolonial Feminisms. In The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy.
  • Mookherjee M. 2017. Restoring Human Capacity: Reconciliation and Liberal Multiculturalism. In Theorizing Transitional Justice.
  • Mookherjee M. 2016. Healing Multiculturalism: Middle-Ground Liberal Forgiveness in a Diverse Public Realm. Philosophia (Ramat Gan), vol. 44(4), 1057-1078. link> doi> full text>
  • Mookherjee M. 2016. ‘Ambiguity, Existence, Cosmopolitanism: Simone de Beauvoir and a Global Theory of Feminist Recognition’. In Recognition and Global Politics: Critical encounters between state and world. Manchester University Press. doi>

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Books

  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2010. Democracy, Religious Pluralism and the Liberal Dilemma of Accommodation. Springer.
  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2009. Women's Rights as Multcultural Claims: Reconfiguring Gender and Diversity in Political Philosophy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • O'Kane RHT. 2004. Paths to Democracy: Revolution and Totalitarianism. Routledge, London.

Journal Articles

  • Mookherjee M. 2018. Book Review: Liberalism in Practice: The Psychology and Pedagogy of Public Reason. PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICS, vol. 16(1), 214-215. link> doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2016. Healing Multiculturalism: Middle-Ground Liberal Forgiveness in a Diverse Public Realm. Philosophia (Ramat Gan), vol. 44(4), 1057-1078. link> doi> full text>
  • Mookherjee M. 2014. Imagining New Dialogues about Human Rights: The Implications of Charles Taylor's Theory of Recognition for Global Feminism. Journal of International Political Theory, vol. 10(2), 127-147. doi> link>
  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2008. Autonomy, Force and Cultural Plurality. Res Publica, vol. 2(8), 147-168. doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2006. Medical emergency--challenges and needs of the hour. J Indian Med Assoc, vol. 104(5), 219. link>
  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2005. Equality in multiplicity: Reassessing Irigaray's multicultural feminism. Feminist Theory, vol. 6(3), 297-323. doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2005. The morality of freedom and the patriarchal bargain - A response to Sawitri Saharso. ETHNICITIES, vol. 5(2), 274-279. link> doi>
  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2005. Affective citizenship: feminism, postcolonialism and the politics of recognition. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, vol. 8(1), 31-50. doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2005. Feminism and the final Foucault. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 43-45. link>
  • Mookherjee M. 2004. Modern social imaginaries. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 39-41. link>
  • Mookherjee M. 2004. Terrorism for humanity: Inquiries in political philosophy. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 39-41. link>
  • Mookherjee M. 2004. "Modern Social Imaginaries" by C Taylor and "Terrorism for Humanity: Inquiries in Political Philosophy" by T Honderich. Radical Philosophy.
  • Mookherjee M. 2003. Identity/difference: Democratic negotiations of political paradox, 2nd expanded edition. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 43-46. link>
  • Mookherjee M. 2003. Neuropolitics: Thinking, culture, speed. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 43-46. link>
  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2003. Exclusion, Internalization, Harm: Towards a Case-Based Alternative to Walzer's Thin Minimalism. Ethnicities, vol. 3(3), 345-368. doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2003. A politics of impossible difference: The later work of Luce Irigaray. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 42-44. link>
  • O'Kane RHT. 2003. "Citizens and Cannibals" by E Sagan. Mobilization: An international journal, vol. 8(2), 235-237.
  • O'Kane RHT. 2003. "Violence" by C Besteman and "Violent Politics" by M Addison. Political Studies Review, vol. 1(2), 204-205.
  • Mookherjee M. 2002. Inclusion and democracy. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 45-47. link>
  • O'KANE RH. 2001. Interactive Society and Democracy: Civil Society and Pluralism in Africa Revisited. Democratization,, vol. 8(3), 129-148.
  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2001. Justice as Provisionality: An Account of Contrastive Hard Cases. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, vol. 4(3), 67-100. doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2001. Community. solidarity and belonging: levels of community and their normative significance. POLITICAL STUDIES, vol. 49(2), 347. link>
  • Mookherjee M. 2001. Culture, citizenship and community: a contextual exploration of justice as evenhandedness. POLITICAL STUDIES, vol. 49(1), 129. link>

Chapters

  • Mookherjee M. 2017. Multicultural and Postcolonial Feminisms. In The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy.
  • Mookherjee M. 2017. Restoring Human Capacity: Reconciliation and Liberal Multiculturalism. In Theorizing Transitional Justice.
  • Mookherjee M. 2016. ‘Ambiguity, Existence, Cosmopolitanism: Simone de Beauvoir and a Global Theory of Feminist Recognition’. In Recognition and Global Politics: Critical encounters between state and world. Manchester University Press. doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2010. Postcolonial Multiculturalism. In The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism. Ivison D (Ed.). Ashgate Publishing Company.
  • Mookherjee M. 2009. Value pluralism and the liberal-multicultural paradox. In Multiculturalism and moral conflict. Dimova-Cookson M and Stirk P (Eds.). Routledge.

PhD Supervision

I am able to supervise research students on the following topics:

  • Contemporary political theory
  • feminism
  • multiculturalism
  • equality
  • citizenship and democracy
  • human rights
  • history of political thought


Please see my research and scholarship for more details about my area of expertise.

Further information is available about studying in SPIRE, including funding available for pursuing a doctoral research degree.

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