Will Kymlicka

Will Kymlicka

Professor | Cross-Appointed


D.Phil. (Oxford); BA Hons (Queen's)

Philosophy & Political Studies

Professor | Cross-Appointed


Phone: (613) 533-6000, ext. 77043


Department of Philosophy, Watson Hall, 313

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Research Interests

Issues of democracy and diversity, in particular models of citizenship and social justice within multicultural societies, and animal rights.

Brief Biography

Will Kymlicka is the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen’s University, where he has taught since 1998. He has published eight books and over 200 articles, which have been translated into 32 languages, and has received several awards. 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.