Will Kymlicka



  • Program Co-Director
  • Boundaries, Membership & Belonging


  • Queen's University
Department of Philosophy


  • Canada


PhD (Philosophy), Oxford University
BA (Philosophy and Politics), Queen's University


Will Kymlicka is a political theorist deeply engaged with real-world problems.

His research interests focus on issues of democracy and diversity, and in particular on emerging models of citizenship and social justice in multicultural societies.


Honorary Doctorate, KU Leuven, 2014
Honorary Doctorate, University of Copenhagen, 2013
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
Premier's Discovery Award for the Social Sciences, 2009
President, American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, 2004–06

Relevant Publications

Kymlicka, W. (2013). Neoliberal Multiculturalism? In P.A. Hall & M. Lamont (Eds.), Social Resilience in the Neo-Liberal Era, (99–125). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Donaldson, S., & Kymlicka, W. (2011). Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Johnston, R., Banting, K., Kymlicka, W., & Soroka, S. (2010). National identity and support for the welfare state. Can. J. Polit. Sci. 43,(02), 349–77. 

Kymlicka, W. (2001). Politics in the vernacular: Nationalism, multiculturalism and citizenship. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kymlicka, W. (1995). Multicultural citizenship: a liberal theory of minority rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press.