2016 Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal winner awarded to James Muldoon

Monash/Warwick joint PhD graduate James Muldoon
Monash/Warwick joint PhD graduate James Muldoon

Dr James Muldoon, PhD graduate from the Philosophy Graduate Research Program has been awarded the 2016 Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for the excellent research presented in his thesis, Hannah Arendt and council democracy.
James was the University’s first Monash-Warwick joint PhD completion, his project was supervised by Associate Professor Alison Ross (Monash) and Professor Michael Saward (Warwick).
Dr James Muldoon is now a Teaching Fellow at Sciences Po in Paris. He has taught political theory and philosophy at Sciences Po, Monash University, Swinburne University and the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy. Dr Muldoon has a broad interest in contemporary political theory and the history of political thought, and seeks to draw connections between current debates concerning political agency, power and democratic institutions, and the political thought of the German tradition of Kant, Hegel and Marx. He says,
“My work is driven by a passionate attachment to an idea of political life as involving empowered self-governance rather than management, bureaucracy and control.”

The Mollie Holman Medal was established in 1998 and is named after the late pioneering physiologist Emeritus Professor Mollie Homan AO, in honour of her significant contributions to science and education. These medals are among the highest academic honours we bestow, and mark the recipients as researchers of the higher order.

Each year, a maximum of ten medals are awarded to doctoral students, who have fulfilled their degree requirements and presented their faculty’s best thesis of the year. Read more …