Katrina Forrester

Katrina Forrester

Assistant Professor of Government and Social Studies, Harvard University
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Katrina Forrester is Assistant Professor of Government and Social Studies at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the history of twentieth-century political thought and its implications for social and political theory; she is currently working on a book about feminist theories of work. She is the author of the multi-award-winning In the Shadow of JusticePostwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy (Princeton University Press, 2019) and co-editor of Nature, Action and the Future: Political Thought and the Environment (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Her writing and research has appeared in the The New YorkerHarper's,  London Review of BooksThe GuardianHistorical JournalModern Intellectual HistoryClimatic ChangeEuropean Journal of Political Theory, The Nation, and elsewhere. Forrester received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2013, held a research fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge in 2012-14, a permanent lectureship at Queen Mary University of London until 2017, and in 2019-20 she was a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress. She will deliver the Quentin Skinner Lecture at Cambridge in 2021.

Current Role

Faculty Committee