Lea Ypi is Lecturer in Political Theory in the Government Department, London School of Economics, and Adjunct 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.
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)
GV4G7: Marx and Marxism
GV302: Key Themes in the History of Political Thought