I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cluster of Excellence “Normative Orders” at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

I hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Tilburg University. While there, I carried out my research at the Department of European and International Public Law, where I was affiliated with the group of Legal Philosophy.

My main research is in political philosophy and environmental politics. I am particularly interested in questions about environmental narratives – i.e. stories people tell each other concerning what counts as an environmental problem -, which theories of justice implicitly subtend them, and how they shape environmental policies on the ground.

In my leisure time, I like to sail, to drive while listening to podcasts, and to travel with my girlfriend. In the picture on the right (top) I’m in Trier, arguing with Marx.


Postal address
Dr. Umberto Mario Sconfienza (office 2.15)
Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
Cluster of Excellence The Formation of Normative Orders
Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2
60323 Frankfurt am Main

E-mail: sconfumberto [at] gmail.com
Skype: sconfumberto
Twitter: @sconfumberto