Professor Lea Ypi

Lea Ypi

Professor in Political Theory

Email: l.l.ypi@lse.ac.uk
Office: CON 3.19, Connaught House
Office Hours: On leave MT and LT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7066
Website: http://personal.lse.ac.uk/YPI/

 

Biography


Lea Ypi is 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, she was a Post-doctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College (Oxford) and a researcher at the European University Institute where she obtained her PhD.

She has degrees in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, and has held visiting and research positions at Sciences Po, the University of Frankfurt, the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, the Australian National University and the Italian Institute for Historical Studies.

Research Interests


  • 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
  • Nationalism in the intellectual history of the Balkans (especially Albania)

Teaching Responsibilities


  • GV4G7: Marx and Marxism
  • GV302: Key Themes in the History of Political Thought

Publications


Celebrate the transformation of the Labour Party, not the individual who happens to speak for it
Ypi, Lea (2017) Celebrate the transformation of the Labour Party, not the individual who happens to speak for it. Democratic Audit UK (11 Jun 2017). Blog.

Jeremy Corbyn’s rise shows the true value of political parties
Ypi, Lea (2015) Jeremy Corbyn’s rise shows the true value of political parties. British Politics and Policy at LSE (02 Oct 2015). Blog Entry.

The new partisanship
White, Jonathan and Ypi, Lea (2016) The new partisanship. Renewal: A Journal of Labour Politics, 24 (2). pp. 27-35. ISSN 0279-0300

Commerce and colonialism in Kant’s philosophy of history
Ypi, Lea (2014) Commerce and colonialism in Kant’s philosophy of history. In: Flikschuh, Katrin and Ypi, Lea, (eds.) Kant and Colonialism: Historical and Critical Perspectives. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 99-126. ISBN 9780199669622

Kant on colonialism: apologist or critic
Ypi, Lea and Flikschuh, Katrin (2014) Kant on colonialism: apologist or critic. In: Flikschuh, Katrin and Ypi, Lea, (eds.) Kant and Colonialism Historical and Critical Perspectives. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780199669622

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