Cécile Laborde holds the Nuffield Chair of Political Theory.
Before she joined DPIR in January 2017, she was a Professor of Political Theory at University College London, and a Lecturer at King’s College London and the University of Exeter. She holds a DPhil in Politics from Oxford. She was the founding director of UCL’s Religion and Political Theory Centre. She has held visiting positions in Paris and Princeton, and is a Fellow of the British Academy.
She has published extensively in the areas of republicanism, liberalism and religion, theories of law and the state, and global justice. She has published 5 monographs and has written articles in major journals of political science and political theory. She is notably the author of Pluralist Thought and the State in Britain and France and Critical Republicanism. The Hijab Controversy in Political Philosophy (OUP 2008). Her last monograph, Liberalism’s Religion, is forthcoming with Harvard University Press in 2017.
Cécile Laborde is the convenor of the Nuffield political theory workshop.