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About Katharine Jackson

A Ph.D. candidate in political theory at Columbia University, Kate's research attempts to “norm” the “fact” of corporate capitalism in contemporary liberal democracies. Her interests thus engage political economy and legal theory as she explores concepts like non-state forms of political authority (e.g., group sovereignty), property rights, ethical pluralism, the problematic of "private" versus "public," consent and other concepts that inform legitimate participation in contemporary pluralist and corporate-capitalistic liberal democracies.

Prior to her Ph.D. studies, Kate practiced corporate law in Delaware state and federal courts, including the representation of clients in shareholder derivative suits, securities fraud litigation, and intellectual property disputes. She received her B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, her J.D. from the College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law (Graduate Research Fellow), and an LLM in Transnational Law from Temple University (Faculty Award), where she concentrated in comparative corporate law and international finance.

Kate's teaching experience includes classes in modern political thought, justice, international politics, and international political economy. She is a submissions coordinator for the journal Constellations, and benefits from the advice and expertise of Professor Jean L. Cohen.


Present Ph.D. Candidate, Political Theory, Columbia University ‐ Department of Political Science



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Civil Rights and Discrimination (1)

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Human Rights Law (1)

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