Dr. Maria Cristina Clorinda Vendra currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Philosophy AV CR (from January 2020). She is an associate member of the Centre d’Étude des Mouvements Sociaux (CEMS) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. She obtained her PhD in 2019 with a dissertation on Ricoeur & social thought.

She is an active member of the Fonds Ricoeur and social media director of the Society for Ricoeur Studies.
She has participated in numerous international conferences and seminars in Europe (Paris, Toulouse, Lisbon, Barcelona, Krakow, Antwerp), in the United States (Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago), and in Canada (Montreal, Toronto).
She published chapters in collective monographies on Ricoeur (Ricœur and the Lived Body, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2020; The Ambiguity of Justice: New Perspectives on Paul Ricœur’s Approach to Justice, Boston/Leiden: Brill, 2020), and several articles international journals. She organized several workshops on Ricoeur during her stay in France at the EHESS Paris and Fonds Ricœur.
The purpose of her postdoctoral project is to examine the nature of collective memory and its transmission through the intersection between Jan Patočka’s phenomenological inquiry into the meaning of history and of the historical being and Paul Ricœur’s hermeneutic-phenomenology. 



Research interests:

phenomenology, hermeneutics, social ethics and philosophy, moral philosophy, political philosophy and philosophy of law.

Selected publications:

Book chapters:

Vendra, Maria Cristina Clorinda, “Paul Ricœur’s Phenomenological Diagnostic of the Body: Being Corporally Situated in the Socio-Historical World,” in: Savage, Roger (ed.), Ricœur and the Lived Body(Lanham: Lexington Books, 2019) (accepted and forthcoming).
–, “Reshaping Social Justice: Paul Ricœur’s and Luc Boltanski’s Dialectic of Love and Justice in the Age of Globalization,” in: Dierckxsens, Geoffrey (ed.), The Ambiguity of Justice: New Perspectives on Paul Ricœur’s Approach to Justice (Boston/Leiden: Brill, 2020) (accepted and forthcoming)
–, “L’esperienza linguistica del testo e della traduzione. Fondamenti per un’etica interculturale nel pensiero di Paul Ricœur,” in: Maurizio, Pagano and Luca, Ghisleri (eds.), I Fondamenti dell’etica in prospettiva interculturale (Brescia: Morcelliana 2018)

Reviewed articles:
Vendra, Maria Cristina Clorinda, “Etica della responsabilità e relazione d’alterità. Hans Jonas e Paul Ricoeur in dialogo,” Prospettiva Persona 100, 1 (2017): 24-27
–, “Between Fragility and Openness: Cohabitation in the Interreligious Dialogue with Paul Ricoeur,” New Perspectives on Dialogue, Teoria, 1 (2016): 115-130
–, “Rencontrer soi-même dans le temps. Une étude sur la conception de l’identité personnelle chez Paul Ricoeur,” In Circolo. Rivista di filosofia e culture 1, 1 (2016): 1-14
–, “Abitare l’Oikos. Per una continuità tra prossimi, soci e posteri: Hans Jonas e Paul Ricoeur in dialogo,” Annuario Filosofico 31, 1 (2015): 311-332
–, “At the Margin of the Gift: Struggle for Recognition and Justice as “Complex Equality” in Paul Ricoeur’s Thought,” Outramargem 2, 1 (2015): 93-112