Catherine Lu

Associate Professor of Political Science at McGill University.

Postes occupés

2013-2014 Chercheur-e associé-e,
2014-2015 à aujourd'hui Membre régulier-ère,


Catherine Lu is Professor of Political Science at McGill University, and Coordinator of the Research Group on Global Justice of the Yan P. Lin Centre. Her research and teaching interests intersect political theory and international relations, focusing on critical and normative studies of humanitarianism and intervention in world politics; theories and practices of justice and reconciliation; colonialism and structural injustice; and cosmopolitanism, global justice, and the world state. She is the author of Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2017), and Just and Unjust Interventions in World Politics: Public and Private (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). She serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Political Philosophy, The Journal of International Political Theory, and Politics, Groups, and Identities. She is also a Co-Convenor of the Standing Group on International Political Theory of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).

Recent publications

* Awarded the 2018 Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award in International History and Politics, by the International History and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA)

* Co-winner of the 2018 Sussex International Theory Prize by the Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT), University of Sussex, for best piece of innovative theoretical research in International Relations

* Awarded the Yale H. Ferguson Award, presented by International Studies Association-Northeast, for the book that most advances the vibrancy of international studies as a pluralist discipline.

* Shortlisted for the 2018 C.B. Macpherson Prize by the Canadian Political Science Association.

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