People

Dr Laura Montanaro

Lecturer
Department of Government
Dr Laura Montanaro
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873980

  • Location

    5.010, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    By Appointment

Profile

Biography

Laura Montanaro is Lecturer in Political Theory in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. She works on democratic theory in the area of non-electoral representation. Prior to joining the department, she was a Harper Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago. Her first book, Who Elected Oxfam? was published with Cambridge University Press.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, The University of British Columbia

  • M.A. and B.A. in Political Science, York University

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Government, University of Essex (1/9/2014 - present)

Other academic

  • Harper-Schmidt Fellow, Society of Fellows, University of Chicago (1/9/2010 - 31/8/2014)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

democratic theory

Open to supervise

political representation

Open to supervise

social theory

Open to supervise

ancient and modern western political thought

Open to supervise

contemporary political thought

Open to supervise

classical Marxist theory

Open to supervise

critics of liberalism

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Politics and Power (GV150)

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

  • Research Seminar in Political Theory and Methods (GV909)

Publications

Journal articles (2)

Montanaro, L., Discursive Exit. American Journal of Political Science

Montanaro, L., (2012). The Democratic Legitimacy of Self-Appointed Representatives. The Journal of Politics. 74 (4), 1094-1107

Books (1)

Montanaro, L., (2017). Who Elected Oxfam?. Cambridge University Press. 1108419364. 9781108410557

Book chapters (3)

Montanaro, L., (2019). Who Counts as a Democratic Representative?. In: Making Present: Theorizing the New Politics of Representation. Editors: Pollak, J. and Castiglione, D., . Chicago University Press. 186- 203

Montanaro, L., (2017). Representing affected interests. In: Reclaiming Representation: Contemporary Advances in the Theory of Political Representation. 210- 226. 9781138928510

Montanaro, L., (2014). Representation. In: The Encyclopaedia of Political Thought. Editors: Gibbons, M., Coole, D., Ellis, E. and Ferguson, K., . John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 3209- 3222. 9781118474396

Contact

lmonta@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873980

Location:

5.010, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

By Appointment