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Will Kymlicka

Will Kymlicka

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy

B.A. (Queen's), B.Phil, D.Phil (OXON) 

Specialization:  Political Philosophy;
Office:  Watson Hall
Office Hours: N/A 


Will Kymlicka is the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen’s University, where he has taught since 1998. His research interests focus on issues of democracy and diversity, and in particular on models of citizenship and social justice within multicultural societies. He has published eight books and over 200 articles, which have been translated into 32 languages, and has received several awards, most recently the 2019 Gold Medal from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council. His books include Contemporary Political Philosophy (1990;second edition 2002),  Multicultural Citizenship (1995), which was awarded the Macpherson Prize by the Canadian Political Science Association, and the Bunche Award by the American Political Science Association, Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity (2007), which was awarded the North American Society for Social Philosophy’s 2007 Book Award, and most recently Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights (2011), co-authored with Sue Donaldson. Will and Sue are co-convenors of the Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Ethics research group at Queen’s.