Dr Isabella Trifan

Department of Government
Dr Isabella Trifan



  • PhD in Political Philosophy Pompeu Fabra University,

  • MA in Philosophy Central European University,

  • MA in Applied Ethics University of Bucharest,

  • BA in Journalism and Communication Sciences University of Bucharest,


University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Political Theory, Government, University of Essex (1/8/2022 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Truth, Justice, and The Nature of Politics (GV151)

  • From Cradle to Grave: Social Justice in Childhood, Adulthood, and Death (GV538)


Journal articles (4)

Trifan, I., (2022). Luck, Hypothetical Insurance, and the Costs of Children. Journal of Applied Philosophy. 39 (2), 233-252

Trifan, I., (2022). In a World Governed by Merit, All the Poor Are Undeserving (Book review of The Tyranny of Merit by Michael Sandel). Czech sociological review. 58 (3), 338-341

Eyal, N., Gheaus, A., Gosseries, A., Magalhaes, M., Ngosso, T., Steuwer, B., Tangcharoensathien, V., Trifan, I. and Williams, A., (2022). Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Prioritization in Low- and Middle-Income Countries May Justifiably Depart From High-Income Countries’ Age Priorities. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 75 (S1), S93-S97

Trifan, I., (2020). What Makes Free Riding Wrongful? The Shared Preference View of Fair Play. Journal of Political Philosophy. 28 (2), 158-180



5B.320, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Thursday, 14:00 - 16:00 Room 5B. 320