Professor Lea Ypi

Lea Ypi

Professor in Political Theory

Office: CON 3.19, Connaught House
Office Hours: On leave MT and LT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7066



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