Catherine Lu

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Catherine Lu
Contact Information

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

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Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Book awards

  • Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).
    • Awarded the 2018 Robert L. Jervis and Paul W.Schroeder Best Book Award by the International History and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.
    • Co-winner of the 2018 Sussex International Theory Prize, awarded for best piece of innovative theoretical research in International Relations by the Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT), University of Sussex
    • Awarded the 2018 Yale H. Ferguson Award by the International Studies Association-Northeast Region, for the book that most advances the vibrancy of international studies as a pluralist discipline.
    • Awarded the 2019 International Ethics Section Book award, of the International Studies Association, for best book published in the field of international ethics.
    • Shortlisted for the 2018 C.B. Macpherson Prize by the Canadian Political Science Association.

PhD, University of Toronto

Research areas: 
International Relations
Political Theory

For more information, please see Catherine Lu's personal website.

Areas of interest: 

International political theory; critical and normative theory on 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.

Current research: 
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