Professor Will Kymlicka FBA

Democracy & diversity; theories of multuculturalism & minority rights; the accomodation of ethnic, racial & religious diversity within broader theories of citizenship & human rights; animal ethics

Elected 2011

Will Kymlicka is the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, 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 34 languages, and has received several awards, most recently, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Copenhagen in 2013 and KU Leuven in 2014. His most recent book is Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights (Oxford University Press, 2011), co-authored with Sue Donaldson.

Current post

Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen's University


Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights 1995

Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction 1990 (First Edition); 2002 (Second Edition)

Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights 2011

Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity 2007

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