Lea Ypi is a Professor of Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science. A native of Albania, she studied Philosophy and later Literature at the University of Rome, La Sapienza, and was a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, prior to joining the LSE. She is the author of two previous books and is currently completing The Architectonic of Reason (forthcoming with Oxford University Press) and Territorial Justice (forthcoming with Princeton University Press). She is the recipient of many prizes, including the Philip Leverhulme Prize for exceptional research achievement and the British Academy Brian Barry Prize for excellence in Political Science. She contributes regularly to The Guardian, New Statesman, and The Independent.