Visiting Scholars

Thomas Mulligan

Thomas Mulligan is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics.  Most of his published research concerns either economic justice or the theory of group decision-making.  He has a special interest in merit and desert, and his book, Justice and the Meritocratic State (2018, Routledge), offers a comprehensive account of what a meritocracy is and why it is the just social and economic arrangement.  Other work, which has appeared in venues such as Philosophical StudiesThe Philosophical Quarterly, and Synthese, addresses the application of machine learning to voting; public reason; discrimination; global justice; and the epistemology of disagreement.

Before coming to Georgetown, Tom was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University's Political Theory Project. He received his BA, MA, and PhD, all in philosophy, from Tulane University. He is a former naval officer and Central Intelligence Agency case officer.


Dagmar Schulze Heuling

Dagmar Schulze Heuling is a political scientist with scholarly interests in political philosophy and economy as well as in ethics and law. Her past research includes topics such as equality, German unification, and theory of justice. Currently, she works in the field of economic ethics and researchers economists' concepts of power. In her teaching Dagmar likes to put an emphasis on scholarly writing and to explore new technologies and concepts. Here you can find a selection of her publication. Dagmar studied political science at the Freie Universitat Berlin, from where she also received her doctoral degree (Dr. phil.). Before coming to GISME, she worked at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn and Universitat Erfurt.