Rona Dinur completed her Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supervised by Prof. David Enoch and Prof. Moshe Halbertal. She is interested in moral, political and legal philosophy (in the analytic tradition), and its applications to legal analysis (especially constitutional law). She is also interested in the philosophy of mind, especially its role in integrating empirical studies in cognitive psychology with the moral and legal analysis of phenomena related to inter-group relations. Her dissertation concerns the moral objection to discrimination; it draws from all of these fields, and has several pragmatic implications for anti-discrimination norms and policies. During her fellowship Rona plans to pursue a project examining one of these implications, pertaining to norms that are aimed at counteracting discrimination stemming from implicit bias.
Rona started her Ph.D. studies after graduating from Harvard Law School with an LL.M in Law, where she focused on the intersection of constitutional law with moral and political philosophy. She holds an LL.B/B.A (in Law and Political Science) from the Hebrew University (summa cum laude). Prior to joining the Max Weber program she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics, Tel-Aviv University, and served as a law clerk at the chambers of the Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Asher Grunis.
Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers
During her studies, Rona worked as a research and teaching assistant in topics such as moral and political philosophy, constitutional law and theory, and at the law and philosophy workshop (all at the Hebrew University).