Professional Bio

Dr. Mukherji works primarily in political philosophy and ethics, and her current research focuses on issues of moral responsibility regarding global poverty. She is also interested in political and bodily rights, and the obligations that arise out of them.


Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy, Boston University
Dissertation: Global Poverty Alleviation as a Duty not to Harm

B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, Luther College
Thesis: Transcendental Freedom: Hannah Arendt on Judgment

Professional Memberships

American Philosophical Association (APA)
Association for Political Theory (APT)
Arendt Circle

Research & Scholarship

Selected Presentations

"The Capability Approach: a Minimalist Picture." Brave New World Conference, Manchester Center for Political Theory, Manchester, UK. June 2018.

"Agonism and Pluralism: Arendt on Common Sense." Society for Women in Philosophy (SWiP) - Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. May 2018.

"Athens versus Sparta: Arendt and Rousseau on Pluralism." Arendt Circle, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. April 2017.

"On the Fairness of Organ Markets: Defending the Sale of Non-Vital Organs." Kent State University Philosophy Graduate Conference, Kent, OH. May 2016.