Lea Ypi

Government Department

London School of Economics and Political Science

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE


Email: l.l.ypi@lse.ac.uk

Office: Connaught House, CON. 3.19

Office Hours: Thursday 1.30 - 3.30 (or email for an appointment)

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7955 7066


About me


I am Associate Professor in Political Theory in the Government Department, London School of Economics and Adjunct Associate Professor in Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. Before joining the LSE, I was a Post-doctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College (Oxford) and a researcher at the European University Institute where I obtained my PhD. A native of Albania, I have studied Philosophy and then Literature at the University of Rome, La Sapienza. My research interests are in normative political theory (including democratic theory, theories of justice, and issues of migration and territorial rights), Enlightenment political thought (especially Kant), Marxism and critical theory, as well as nationalism in the intellectual history of the Balkans (especially Albania). I am a co-editor of The Journal of Political Philosophy.












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For the academic year 2014-2015 I am a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.


My paper “What’s wrong with colonialism” was selected by The Philosopher’s Annual as one of the ten best published in Philosophy for 2013.


My paper “Mandatory Citizenship for Immigrants”, co-authored with Helder De Schutter and forthcoming in The British Journal of Political Science was awarded the Brian Barry Prize for Political Science by the British Academy.