Dr Avia Pasternak, University of Essex
Dr Avia Pasternak has been a lecturer in Political Theory at the Government Department of the University of Essex since 2010. She completed her D. Phil from Oxford University in 2007 and her postdoctorate at the programme on Global Justice at Stanford University and at the School of Public Policy in University Collge London.
Dr Pasternak works in the field of analytical political theory. She is especially interested in issues of collective responsibility and of global justice. One set of questions that interests her is to what extent, and in what ways, citizens are complicit in, and share responsibility for, the unjust policies of their governments including human rights violations. Another is the conceptual relationship between dominant values and global justice principles.