Marie-Thérèse Montana

Curriculum Vitae

Marie-Thérèse Montana studied law and psychology in Hamburg and Honolulu and subsequently obtained her Diploma in Law in 2012 and a Master’s in Higher Education in 2015. During this time, she worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for Private International Law, for the German-American Lawyers’ Association, and later as a research assistant at the University of Hamburg. Her LLM at Berkeley marked the beginning of her transition to philosophy and so she took up graduate studies in moral and political philosophy in Göttingen and Cambridge. Marie-Thérèse is currently working on her PhD project under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Holmer Steinfath (GAU) which takes a constructive approach to integrating political liberalism and political realism and ventures into a possible framework which can accommodate overlapping consensus as well as modus vivendi within justice theory. Here, the question of deep disagreement on justice in diverse societies is central. Her research aims to contribute to answering the question of what role diversity plays in theorizing about justice and, in turn, how to conceptualize distributive and non-distributive justice in light of ever-increasing diversity. Marie-Thérèse is also interested in relational egalitarianism, the theory of recognition, and the politics of identity and difference. She is also a lecturer at the faculty of law at the University of Hamburg where she has been teaching classes on topics in political theory, EPP, PPL, and PPE since 2018.

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