Catherine Lu

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science


PhD, University of Toronto

Contact Information

855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

Email address: [at]
Ferrier 466
Areas of interest: 

International political theory; ancient and contemporary philosophical contributions to the study of international relations and global governance; humanitarianism; intervention and the use of force in world politics; conceptions of justice and reconciliation; cosmopolitanism and its critics; structural injustice and colonial international order; and literature and philosophy.

Professional activities: 


Research positions at McGill

Current research: 
  • Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 31 October  2017).
  • “Cosmopolitan Justice, Democracy and World Government,” Institutional Cosmopolitanism, Luis Cabrera ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017), Chapter 10.
Selected publications: 


Research areas: 
Political Theory
Associate Professor