Dr Miriam Bankovsky

Method of Appointment

Elected (staff member)

Membership Tenure

Elected 13 September 2019 - 12 September 2022

Current Committees

  • Council (2019-2022)
  • Education committee (HUSS)
  • Academic Board

Professional background/experience

  • Bachelor of Arts (hons), ANU
  • Diplome d’études approfondies/ Masters II, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre
  • PhD in political philosophy (Cotutelle), UNSW and Université Paris Ouest Nanterre
  • Director of the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • Australian Research Council DECRA fellow (completed in January 2019)

Dr Miriam Bankovsky is a senior lecturer in the Politics program at La Trobe. Her research crosses politics, philosophy, and history of economic thought. She has published on theories of justice, economic envy, civil disobedience, economic policy with ethical values, cooperation in economic theory, and the family in the history of market-paradigm economics. She is also undertaking research on academic freedom. Miriam intends to bring a variety of relevant experiences to council, including her lived understanding of range of employment-types (continuing, casual and fixed term), fractions (full- and part-time), and university roles (research fellow, teacher, research supervisor, visiting scholar, committee member and administrator). She also has experience living as an international student, for several years, in a country whose language was not her own, and she was the first in a non-privileged family to go to university, relying on scholarships and grants (both sporting and academic) to complete her studies. She also understands the challenges involved in carving out an academic career alongside caring obligations for young children.